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January 09, 2012

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“The great teacher Sengcan said: “Everyone else thinks it is noble to die sitting: They sigh at such a marvel. Now I will die standing, independent of birth and death.” His words finished, he held on to the branch of a tree as his breath gently ended.”

Zen Dawn: Early Zen Texts from Tun Huang, translated by J.C. Cleary, Pg. 44

“The great teacher Sengcan said: “Everyone else thinks it is noble to die sitting: They sigh at such a marvel. Now I will die standing, independent of birth and death.” His words finished, he held on to the branch of a tree as his breath gently ended.”

Zen Dawn: Early Zen Texts from Tun Huang, translated by J.C. Cleary, Pg. 44

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So what should we be doing

What does an authentic Zen hermit have to say on the matter?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmNx5hAREok

"It's all in the texts."

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