Story of one and all

//Story of one and all

Story of one and all

Rained most of the day after little sleep.
I try to put a human being completely on record, truly as is.
It is the story of one and all.

A monk asked, When great difficulties come upon us, how can they be avoided?
Joshu said, They’ve come at the right time.

By | 2015-10-02T14:34:52+01:00 février 9th, 2009|Textes|2 Comments

About the Author:

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.


  1. little lake 10 février 2009 at 23 h 36 min - Reply

    it is all about accepting the pain…
    be the pain…

  2. HJ 10 février 2009 at 15 h 41 min - Reply

    Life is learning… Even the great difficulties teach us something.

    But in the moment of great suffering I just want to get it out, of me, of my life. It feels like something external that invade me. I am separated.

    Afterwards, I can see the importance, that they came at the right time. I embrace joy and pain.

    So if I ask Joshu "How can I escape from this suffering?"

    Joshu says…

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