Zen is eternal life says Kennet-Roshi. Now why would she say that? To realize the truth of her statement one must practice to see a much larger picture of life and death. Master Dogen says this is the most important practice for practitioners. Why?
To realize the truth of life and death is to realize there is no life and death and yet there is life and death. Wherefore?
The subject and object, the past present and future, are not separate, but are one. In such a case, what is life and death?
This question should resonate in your consciousness night and day.