PZI Teacher Archives
The whole purpose of your life rests in the current matter.
—Mazu Daoyi (excerpt from a longer teaching)
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.
The subject is the Dharma, the deepest matters, our own true face. One way to look at these matters is through the Blue Cliff Record, a compilation of occasions for revealing who you are.