It wouldn’t be it

//It wouldn’t be it

It wouldn’t be it

At the office, a colleague likes to talk about « Buddhism » with me. He stops by my desk the other day. He’s reading sutras, he says.
There’s a soccer match playing on the television nearby.
He likes what he reads, he says, but he adds that he’s discouraged because he can never remember what he reads. Or understand it.
Very good, I say.
The match is good? I can see him wondering, turning to the World Cup on TV. A nice play? A goal?
If you understood it, I say, it wouldn’t be it:
We can’t stand over or under what is neither here nor there.

By | 2015-10-02T11:55:26+01:00 juin 17th, 2010|Textes|0 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.

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