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As we are engulfed in a full Coronavirus panic, it is time to use it as a theme for meditation. Here, it may be interesting to note that Zen people don’t talk about immortality or life after death. Rather, death itself is a famous Zen koan.

Meditation is not some technique to enter jhana or some blissful state. Meditation, in the Buddhist practice, always has the objective of cultivating and heightening awareness. Any…