Blue Cliff Record, Case 82: Ta Lung's Hard and Fast Body of Reality
How do we deal with the knowledge that the body is impermanent? Many people deny the reality of death until it can no longer be ignored. Others distract themselves from directly confronting this reality by pursuing ways to look and feel younger, as if youth can be preserved forever. Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei takes up the question of the impermanence of the body in this dharma discourse. He admonishes us that only by taking our own genuine path that is not influenced by others but wholeheartedly pursues the question directly can we resolve the issue of life and death.