More of one

//More of one

More of one

More words about the fundamental « oneness » of all things, as an aftershock rocks Haiti again and President Obama’s second year begins, looking less promising than the first, and the days are growing a wink longer here in the Northern Hemisphere and the cat sleeps most of that time beside my desk as I work for hours:

« A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. »

This is Albert Einstein. Sounds just like Manjushri, the bodhisattva « prince » of wisdom and insight.

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:19+01:00 janvier 20th, 2010|Textes|2 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.

2 Comments

  1. tu es cela 21 janvier 2010 at 8 h 41 min - Reply

    It’s my pleasure.
    Thanks for your comment, Tiago.

  2. Tiago 21 janvier 2010 at 4 h 26 min - Reply

    That is beautiful! Thank you.

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