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佛问沙门:「人命在几间?」…
 对曰:「呼吸间。」
 佛言:「善哉,子知道矣!」

—《四十二章经》第三十八章

The Buddha asked a Śramaṇa,
‘Human life has what duration in between?’…
In reply said,
‘That of breathing out and in between.’
The Buddha said,
‘Excellent, this disciple knows the path!’

— Sūtra With 42 Sections: Section 38

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With Every Breath You Take
https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2012/04/with-every-breath-you-take  

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