Zen Master Raven Tells Us How to Die

Zen Master Raven Tells Us How to Die January 16, 2018

Raven

One evening toward the end of a meeting, Mole said, “I’ve heard that Zen is for old folks to teach them how to die. What do you think of that notion?”

Raven said, “It helps young folks that way, too.”

Mole asked, “They might have a fatal accident?”

Raven said, “I’m all for accidents.”

Zen Master Raven by Robert Aitken

"I am so glad you love Evelyn Underhill's work. I wrote my Master's thesis on ..."

A Feast for Evelyn: Or, A ..."
"I got to meet with John Blofeld in Bangkok in 1975 shortly after I disrobed ..."

Recalling John Blofeld, Western Buddhist Ancestor
"Let's see if he is still "signin' in the rain" if he slides down a ..."

The Abbess Tumbles Down a Hill: ..."
"Lovely. He's not one that I've come across much in my studies and travels, but ..."

Recalling John Blofeld, Western Buddhist Ancestor

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Buddhist
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment