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Lions Roar : March 2019
bearing witness—from his grief for Jishu—she was integrating with him. “When she was still alive, Jishu had brought into our relationship certain energies that lay dormant in me,” Glassman wrote. “Now, with her death, I either had to manifest them myself or watch them disappear from my life. Jishu was not the only one to die on that first day of spring. Bernie died, too. Someone else is now emerging, someone else is coming to life. For lack of a name, I call that person Jishu–Bernie... I still don’t know who that person is or what that person will do. There are many things I still don’t know. “The third tenet of the Zen Peacemaker Order is healing our- selves and others. But often I think that what’s really happening is more basic than that. When we don’t know—when we let go and sit with shock, pain, and loss, with no answers, solutions, or ideas, with nothing at hand but this moment, this pain, this grief, this absence—then out of that something arises. And what arises is love. I don’t have to do anything. I don’t have to create anything. Love arises by itself. It’s been there all the time, and now, when I’m less protected than at any other moment in my life, it’s there. “People ask me every day how I’m doing. I don’t know how to answer them; there are no words. So I just tell them I’m bear- ing witness. It must be hard, they say. No. But isn’t it sad? they ask. Isn’t it painful? No, I say. It’s raw, that’s all. It’s bearing wit- ness, and the state of bearing witness is the state of love.” Joan Halifax understands that. “For me, this week since Ber- nie’s death has been filled with grief, beauty, and the loneliness of sorrow. It has also been filled with life, all of life, which includes grief and death,” she said at Glassman’s Upaya memorial. “Now I, along with many others, sit with the reality that our teacher’s physical life force has been extinguished. Yet his teach- ings live through so many. We certainly will miss his odd tender- ness, his tangled thought experiments, and his raw and real ways. We also know he would want us to stand strong in not knowing, and to bear witness to the joys and sorrows of this world, includ- ing our own sadness at his death. And he certainly would want us to meet the world with unfiltered compassion. This was his way.” After the memorial at Upaya, the mourners feasted together on Glassman’s favorite treats: pizza and Ben & Jerry’s brownie ice cream. ♦ Glassman, with his signature red beret and cigar, off in search of Sunday bagels.