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After you die, where will you go?
—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 73c (3rd of Doushuai’s Three Barriers)
When the body has dissolved into the four elements, where will you go?
Questions about death and the after-death are a part of the traditional Chan koan curriculum. Dignified by their antiquity, they are the primordial instance of that which cannot be negotiated with.