Love, the gift of oneself, the gift of everything, to the other one, to the others, is it the foundation of life? Or then life, true life, it is to follow you, to listen to you, to go there where you are? Because if we experiment this life of summer camp in autumn camp, indeed in the warmth within the community, life given rhythm by the seasons, if we experiment all this, THERE Is NO MORE TIME TO EXPERIMENT THE OTHER ONE, the life which takes place outside the community, the life which gives life, the life of the babies.
What would you advise one to experiment?
Initially why do you oppose: "love, the gift of oneself, the gift of everuthing, to the other, to the others", the fact of following the way of Zen and of practising seriously? I think that you put in opposition things which are not. Life without a dimension and a spiritual practice, it is really to pass beside the essence of what was given to us. But a spiritual practice which would pass next to life would be just as much catastrophic.