T.D.D. --- Life with a Capital ‘L’ ~ Philip Kapleau Roshi
Tricycle Daily Dharma October 14, 2011
Life with a Capital ‘L’
Life and death, as my teacher used to point out, are just different names for different states. These are not permanent states. If we have to give it a name, Life with a capital "L" is the basic reality. Ours is not an inert universe, it's an alive universe; so what we call birth and death are just temporary states, temporary transformations, names for our true self at one time, and in one situation.
– Philip Kapleau Roshi, "Life with a Capital "L": An interview with Philip Kapleau Roshi"