The beautiful game

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The beautiful game

Soccer is known as « the beautiful game. » Yet violent behavior is often displayed by opposing players and fans, like in Cairo recently before an Egypt-Algeria match. What is that all about?
« Be a lamp unto yourself, » the Buddha is said to have responded when asked what people should do after he died. This is not different from what he always said, from what the essence of this teaching is: Wake up to who you really are. Simply and truly be.
Then we see things just as they are. We see who we are, who the other is. And we see there are no winners or losers, nothing to get or miss.
« Rivals » are in perfect accord and the whole of life is the beautiful game.

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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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