Buddha once said:
Just as the mighty Himalayan mountains Are high,
all-expansive, and weighing heavily;
Just so do ageing and death suppress
and defeat all living beings in this fragile world,
whether divine, rich, warrior,
priest, trader, slave, or sweeper! Not sparing anyone
whosoever, crushing anybody that is found!
Source: SN 3:25
The Most Precious Altar of our Temple:
Soon this fragile body will fall to the ground,
lifeless, cast aside, unconscious,
and useless like a rotten log of wood ...
Whosoever knows this body
to be as temporary as a bubble,
as insubstantial as a mirror image,
honey tipped arrows
and can thus not be seen by
this evil King of Death ... Dhammapada 46
Death carries off the folly man while distracted by gathering various flowers
of sensual pleasure, even and exactly so as the huge
tsunami wave runs all over
away the sleeping village. Dhammapada 47
In the ultimate sense, beings have only a very short
moment to live:
Only as long as one single moment of
Just as the cart wheel, in rolling
forward as in standing still, in every moment
rests merely on
one point of its rim: just so does any life of any being
as long as a single moment of consciousness lasts!
As soon as this moment is gone, that
momentary being is also all gone...
One is therefore reborn millions of times
in each second!
For as it was said by the ancient elders:
All life, and all existence here is blinking
All life's engaged involvement,
all its joys, dramas, and all its pains;
Depends all only on
one single, discrete, ever-passing state of mind!
And quickly that moment passes by,
for never ever to return again...
Source: The Path
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