Teachings in Portugal, August 2009

///Teachings in Portugal, August 2009

Teachings in Portugal, August 2009

Talks by Amy (Tu es cela) Sensei
from the summer 2009 retreat
in Quinta das Águias, Portugal:


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  1. uhren fake 23 juillet 2013 at 3 h 37 min - Reply
  2. little lake 6 novembre 2009 at 22 h 09 min - Reply

    words are the lies we use to tell the truth
    about a reality? that alienates us from life?

  3. little lake 5 novembre 2009 at 23 h 19 min - Reply

    yes, you are right : "contain" is wrong – completely.

  4. tu es cela 5 novembre 2009 at 21 h 49 min - Reply

    Oneness does not "contain" anything.

    And yes, language is by nature limited (a "trap," in Ting’s words).

    That’s why I suggest translating the words into a language that I do not know (Turkish, Swahili, Farsi…).

  5. Ting 4 novembre 2009 at 18 h 12 min - Reply

    I like this question, Lake!
    In my words: if you say “oneness” what more can you say there is to it without contradicting this “oneness”? Oneness seems to be the final word.
    But if it is, what does it mean?

    “I don’t know” seems to be the right thing to say.
    At the other hand; all words are traps; even “I don’t know” is a trap.

    When we practice close reading (close listening) the words become koans.
    They don’t contain the truth; they are – at best – fingers pointing at the moon; attempts to clear our minds.

  6. little lake 4 novembre 2009 at 11 h 07 min - Reply

    – onenes (the absolute)
    – duality
    – and the harmony between them?

    3 of them?

    What can be oneness when it doesn’t contain duality???
    Seems a lot as a katholic God "the creator" – outside of everything? "Something" on its own?
    i don’t know…

  7. little lake 1 novembre 2009 at 14 h 21 min - Reply

    thank you for your talks, Sensei.

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