Once upon a time, in a certain town there was a coffin maker who opened and was running a store where he sold the coffins he made himself to the customers in the neighborhood. The popuplation in the town increased day-by-day.
Our interest in Zen is to keep a natural, conscious watch on everything before, after and in-between. We lesson our suffering through the healing of attention. And we can learn from every experience, however momentary, by our physical and mental awareness in the now.