True Dharma Eye Case 288: Zhaozhou's "Indestructible Nature"
Why do some people live into their hundreds? Research shows that centenarians across the globe share similar traits, including a positive outlook and strong spirituality. They are people who are satisfied with their lot in life and don't grasp onto anything. Learning to let go is a key aspect of walking the Buddhist path, and an essential aspect of spiritual health. Regardless of what we are holding on to, the act of holding on shores up the self. If we let go of the self we can truly give ourselves to others, allowing us to live from a place of selflessness, which is the true fountain of youth.