Where does one go after death

The Japanese Emperor Go-Yozei was studying Zen under Zen master Gudo Toshoku.

Emperor: In Zen this very mind is Buddha. Is this correct?

Gudo Toshoku: If I say yes, Your Majesty will think that you understand without understanding. If I say no, I would be contradicting a fact which many understand quite well.

Emperor: Where does the enlightened man go after he dies?

Gudo Toshoku: I know not.

Emperor: Why don't you know?

Gudo Toshoku: Because I have not died yet.

When living, one should appreciate life's beauty and mystery from the standpoint of being alive. There is no need to be concerned about the world after death. When it is today, live for today. There is no need to be depressed over tomorrow because tomorrow's events will come tomorrow.

天皇: 以禅而言,此心即佛,是否?
愚堂: 如果我说是,你将以为你不会而会,如果我说不是,则我与大家所熟知的事实相违。
天皇: 悟了的人死时向什么地方去?
愚堂: 不知。
天皇: 为何不知?
愚堂: 因为我还没有死。


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