Hotei’s bag

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Hotei’s bag

The wild and wandering Zen master Hotei was confronted in a marketplace by another Zen master, who asked him to present his understanding of the Zen teachings.
Hotei put down his bag.
The other master then asked him to present the practice of Zen.
Hotei picked up his bag and continued on his way.

By | 2015-10-02T20:24:55+01:00 novembre 12th, 2008|Textes|1 Comment

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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  1. Ting 18 novembre 2008 at 20 h 31 min - Reply

    To define freedom is to create a prison cell.
    The job of a teacher is not to create prison cells for her students but to tear them down.
    So in a sense she can not give them anything at all.
    She can not show them a path or deliver a solution.

    The Truth, is it sweet or bitter?

    Maybe we can have a fruitful discussion about grapes and pears?

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