Stand up right here

//Stand up right here

Stand up right here

So much to do all week left me without words here.
I was plunged, however, into Walt Whitman’s joyous word cosmos:
All truths wait in all things, he wrote.
Like Shunryu Suzuki, who said:
Wherever you are, enlightenment is there. If you stand up right where you are, that is enlightenment.
And now I stand up right here at my desk to head for a retreat.
Bon weekend.

By | 2015-10-02T14:32:45+01:00 février 20th, 2009|Textes|17 Comments

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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.

17 Comments

  1. HJ 26 février 2009 at 10 h 27 min - Reply

    Le mardi 24 février 2009 à 23:31, par little lake

    Is there such a thing as falling and rising ?

    Just Walk

  2. Ting 25 février 2009 at 9 h 52 min - Reply

    Standing up and falling down.
    Drinking coffee and making conversation.

    They are compassion; they are living Dharma.
    They exist as liberation.

    The true nature of all things is liberation.

  3. little lake 24 février 2009 at 23 h 31 min - Reply

    Is there such a thing as falling and rising ?

  4. Ting 24 février 2009 at 23 h 09 min - Reply

    All truths wait in all things, WW said.
    Do they?
    And for what do they wait?

    Maybe this is better:
    In all things all truths are speaking and acting.
    They are living Dharma.

  5. HJ 24 février 2009 at 18 h 26 min - Reply

    Fall and rise, fall and rise, always

  6. Tomas 24 février 2009 at 17 h 09 min - Reply

    Yes. Let fall!

  7. little lake 24 février 2009 at 15 h 00 min - Reply

    Aha!

  8. Ting 23 février 2009 at 18 h 13 min - Reply

    No clearing is needed.
    Falling into an abyss is fun.

  9. Tomas 23 février 2009 at 15 h 41 min - Reply

    Fogg is Buddha. No clearing is needed.

  10. little lake 22 février 2009 at 23 h 17 min - Reply

    has anyone a machine to clear the mist/fogg?

  11. wild primula 22 février 2009 at 23 h 10 min - Reply

    If you see the Bouddha, kill him.
    He will come back… when the fogg/mist has gone … as he is allways there…
    don’t try to understand him – he will run away…
    (he is a man you know!)

  12. Ting 22 février 2009 at 22 h 22 min - Reply

    Ha!

  13. little lake 22 février 2009 at 22 h 18 min - Reply

    cannot pinch your nose through the computer, Ting . Realy not.
    But i suggest you pinch – ….
    yes, this is it
    there’s nothing else…

    everything is perfect as it is.

    don’t know if enlightenment can be understood???
    who? would understand what?

    I’ ll pinch my own nose…

  14. Ting 22 février 2009 at 18 h 14 min - Reply

    Or maybe I just want someone to pinch my nose.

  15. Ting 22 février 2009 at 16 h 40 min - Reply

    It matters.

    If enlightenment is understood, the understanding must be challenged.

  16. Blossom 22 février 2009 at 0 h 23 min - Reply

    Does it (what happens next) matter?

    How much am I here now, whilst I’m thinking I should be on retreat too….

  17. Ting 20 février 2009 at 22 h 44 min - Reply

    « If you stand up right where you are, that is enlightenment. »

    And then what? (I just can’t help asking)

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