~ Guru Rinpoche:
This life passes as quickly as autumn clouds.
Family and friends are like passers-by in a market.
The demon of death approaches like twilight's shadows.
What the future holds is like a translucent fish in cloudy waters.
Life's experiences are like last night's dreams.
The pleasures of the senses, like an imaginary party.
Meaningless activities are like waves lapping on the surface of the water.