Freedom From Life and Death

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2015 May 4. to Monday, 2015 May 11.
Zen Master Su Bong was born on January 7, 1943 in North Kona, Hawaii. His mother was of Korean descent, and his father was of Chinese Hakka origin.

Everybody worries about death. When we were young, our first worry was – what shall we do when our parents die? We human beings worry about that. And children worry: “How will I feel? What shall I do? Who will take care of me?” Many kinds. Then old people worry about “When I die, where will I go? When I die, how would I feel? Would I be frightened? Would I be in pain? How would it be?” Then, suffering.
But if you keep moment world, if your moment world is clear, then at the time your body’s changing (that means dying), if your consciousness is clear, then dying time, your body changing time, is also clear. Then you understand where did you come from, where are you going. Everything’s clear. Then, never afraid. Any moment is clear, never afraid, our whole life, moment is clear, never afraid, you can do anything. So keeping clear mind is necessary.
If you don’t understand, only go straight, don’t know. Then this don’t know cuts off all thinking. Cutting off thinking is no thinking, no thinking is empty mind. But empty mind is not empty, empty mind is clear like space. Then you can see, you can hear, everything just like this, is truth. If you see clear, hear clear, you know what to do which means – your action is also clear. So if you make a mistake, this mistake is also clear. If a mistake is clear to you you know how to make it correct. That’s all, that’s keeping clear mind. Then your life is always correct. Even if you make a mistake, your life is always correct. That name is freedom from life and death.