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    When 86 year old zen monk was informed that someone had built a temple to commemorate his life. Thich Nat Hanh had this response.

    Don't waste the land of the temple in order to build me a stupha. Do not put me in a small pot and put me in there. I don't want to continue like that. It is better to put the ash outside to help the trees to grow. That is a meditation."

    He adds: "I recommend that they make the inscription outside on the front 'I am not in here'. And then if people do not understand, you add a second sentence 'I am not out there either' and if still they don't understand on the third and the last; 'I may be found maybe in your way of breathing or walking.'"

    If cats could blog, they wouldn't

    by crystal eyes on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:52:43 AM PST

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