Returning to the Source ~ 10

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event type discourse
date & time 20 Dec 1974 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language English
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shorttitle SOURCE10
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
When Teng Yin Feng was about to die he said to the people around him: I have seen monks die sitting and lying, but have any died standing?
'Yes, some,' they replied.
'How about upside-down?' asked Teng.
'No, never such a thing,' they said. So Teng died standing on his head and his clothes also rose up, close to his body.
It was decided to carry him to the burning ground, but he still stood there without moving. People from far and near gazed with astonishment at the scene.
His younger sister, a nun, happened to be there. She grumbled at him: When you were alive, you took no notice of laws and customs; and even now you're dead, you're making a nuisance of yourself.
She then prodded her brother with her finger, and he fell down with a bang. Then they went off to the crematorium.


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