It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings.
This existence of ours is as transient as Autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.
For all mortals, birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, sickness is suffering.
What is the noble truth of suffering Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.
Why since I am myself subject to birth, ageing, disease, death, sorrows and defilement, do I seek after what is also subject to these things Suppose, being myself subject these things, seeking danger in them, I were to seek the unborn, unageing, und
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