Essentially mystery and splendor

//Essentially mystery and splendor

Essentially mystery and splendor

Another full-schedule week of multiple activities having now come to this, a rainy, chilly, sometimes sunny, sometimes not Easter Sunday.
After newspaper work, I’m home again. I think I have now done everything that I think I can possibly think of doing.
Reminds me of the Zen story (as told by D.T. Suzuki) in which a disciple asks a teacher what is the essential teaching of Zen. The teacher replies, « When there is no longer anyone here I will tell you. »
Later (an indeterminate amount of time seems to have passed), the disciple asks again. This time the teacher takes him into the forest, where they come upon a bamboo grove.
« These are tall bamboo, » the teacher says, « and these are short bamboo. »
It’s like an unfathomable mystery in the brilliant sun or the shining splendors of deepest night.

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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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