Birth and Death

May 10, 2017 Death Awareness

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monk-458491_640Birth & Death

by Zenkei Blanche Hartman
former Abbess of the
San Francisco Zen Center

There is a verse that’s on the han–the wooden block that calls us to the zendo. It’s also sometimes chanted just before bedtime in many Zen monasteries. It is an exhortation to practice and goes something like this:

‘May I respectfully remind you: Great is the matter of birth and death.
All is impermanent, quickly passing. Be awake each moment.
Don’t waste this life.’

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Recommendation by Thich Nhat Hanh

August 8, 2016 Death Awareness

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Recommendation  
by Thich Nhat Hanh – 1965

Promise me,
promise me this day,
promise me now,

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Six Realms of Existence

January 29, 2015 Death Awareness

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six-states-six-worlds-textSix Realms of Existence
Cycle of Suffering
Cycle of Samsara
Below text and images from Mark Schumacher at Onmark Productions

 

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Words of Inspiration

"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."
Mark Twain
“They say that a part of you dies when a special Loved One passes away...I disagree...I say a part of you lives with your Loved One on the other side.”
Daniel Yanez

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