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Final poem by Ven Sheng Yen

The Buddhist Channel, Feb 5, 2009

We dedicate this page to Chan Master Sheng Yen, who passed away in a hospital in Taiwan on Tuesday. Shortly before his death, he composed this poem:

無事忙中老,
空裡有哭笑,
本來沒有我,
生死皆可拋。

Busy with nothing, growing old.
Within emptiness, weeping, laughing.
Intrinsically, there is no "I."
Life and death, thus cast aside



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