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  A wandering monk called Vaccha asked the Buddha if the Buddha would still exsist after death. The Buddha replied:
"Vaccha, the idea that I would exist or not exist after death - such ideas lead to dense jungles and arid deserts, to entanglements... continue...

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LIFE AND DEATH
-What is death?
-Doesn't know.
-What is life?
-Doesn't know.

Who got to cry, just cry.
Who got to laugh, just laugh.

Like a yellow leaf
Leaving its branch,
Each and every of human beings
Will be leaving this world the same way.

Anyone who sits at the root
Will be seeing this truth.
And will laugh freely when his time comes.

ChonTri 12/31/2007


 



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