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Now its been 1/2 year ago that the tsunami hit Japan and it make me think about what to do when these catastrophes happen. In Denmark we where very affected of the Norwegian youth mass murder some time ago. What can we do as laypeople in such circumstances? I would like to know what the traditional zen way to respond to catastrophes is.

It would be nice to send letters of encouragement to the areas most affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The reason we read the sutra in memory of the departed is so that we may not forget about them, so that we may feel their struggle deeply in our own mind.

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