It’s all included (What comes to mind)

//It’s all included (What comes to mind)

It’s all included (What comes to mind)

What comes to mind tonight is, « I don’t know what to say. »
Then again, that is always what comes to mind if I am honest, if I don’t grab hold of « I know what to say. »
Floating around, then, is a semblance of an answer to a perpetual question about the first Bodhisattava vow (« Sentient beings are numberless, I vow to save them. »):
« Salvation consists in the removal of ignorance, » I read yesterday.
This raises the obvious question: What is « removal »? And also: What is « ignorance »?
Rather than « removal » I think of it as « inclusion. » The « enlightenment » we are seeking is one that does not exclude « delusion. »
The compassion of the Bodhisattva is thus – all-inclusive. « Great, » or boundless, it makes no distinctions.
When it’s time to sleep, it’s time to sleep.

By | 2015-10-02T12:14:17+01:00 mars 2nd, 2010|Textes|1 Comment

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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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  1. HJ 3 mars 2010 at 21 h 57 min - Reply

    nice reading before going to sleep sensei. hope i can dream

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