Friday, June 12, 2015
Today two female students came into my office and asked, in perfect unison： "Sensei, how should we begin each day?" I answered： "Your day must begin with a meditation upon death as the ultimate event. Every morning with a calm mind, form a picture in your head of the last moment of your life--such as being slain by bow and arrow, gun, sword, or spears; or being carried away by ocean waves; jumping into a big fire; being struck by lightning in a thunderstorm; swallowed up by a great earthquake; falling down hundreds of feet from a high cliff; death by sickness; or unexpected sudden death. Every morning be sure to take time to think of yourself as dead."