Heart Sutra Day 11 – That which dies that which doesn’t die are not separate things

The photos this week are from this years memorial service for Daehaeng Kun Sunim. “Why,” some might ask, “would you hold memorial services if the verse below was true?” There are probably many, many good reasons, but one is just that it’s good for us to show our gratitude. Until we truly and fully awaken for ourselves, expressing gratitude, giving offerings, and helping others are all things that help us overcome eons of self-centered habits. In moving outside of my own desires for comfort and such, they help remind me of my greater connection with others and the whole.
Who wouldn’t be helped by this?

That which dies
that which doesn’t die
are also not separate
and so do not exist.

죽지 않는 것도 죽는 것도 또한 둘이 아닌 고로 없으며

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