The bite makes the apple whole

//The bite makes the apple whole

The bite makes the apple whole

In an article I read recently, someone explains how Apple has succeeded in the computer and high-tech world by following what the writer calls the Zen notion of « leaving things out, » rather than adding many features, in the innovative products that they introduce — everything from the iMac without a floppy disk drive to the iPad without USB ports, etc.
It seems to me, however, that this « leaving things out » is not really about excluding, as the article says, but rather about including everything that is necessary. Which means seeing things as they are and not « adding » anything extra. Which means not grasping, not catering to the limitations of our insatiable hungry mind but rather opening to our mind’s basic spaciousness.
There is not a piece missing from that apple on the logo; that bite makes the apple whole.

By | 2015-10-02T16:41:37+01:00 février 26th, 2011|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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