I'd also like to know if he's still alive. One of my favorite reflections of his (and I hope it's not in the video presented, which I am unable to view at this time) was about the Asian version of heaven and hell. They were the same scenario - a long table spread with sumptuous foods and with people seated across the table from each other. But when they went to pick up the chopsticks, they were much too long to get the food in their mouths! So the people in hell starved to death, while the people in heaven fed their neighbor across the table. Pretty clever.