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Hair, nails, teeth and skin, all change. If we know the things of nature, then we will know ourselves. T Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a moustache. You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, it will come and look for you. T R As soon as we’re born we’re dead. Our birth and our death are just one thing. It’s like a tree. When there are twigs, there must be a root. When there’s a root, there must be twigs. You can’t have one without the other. 63 It’s a little funny to see how at a death people are so griefstricken, and at a birth so delighted.
Truth isn’t outside. at’s only memory, not wisdom. Memory without wisdom is like an empty thermos bottle — if you don’t fill it, it’s useless. T M A man comes walking along a road. He is very thirsty from his journey and is craving for a drink of water. He stops at a place beside the road and asks for a drink. e owner of the water says, “You can drink this water if you like. e colour is good, the smell is good, the taste is good, too, but if you drink it, you will become ill. ” e thirsty man does not listen.
T Naturally people who wish to reach their home are not those who merely sit and think about travelling. ey must actually undertake the process of travelling step by step, and in the right direction as well, in order to finally reach home. If they take the wrong path, they may eventually run into difficulties, such as swamps or other obstacles, which are hard to get around. Or they may run into dangerous situations and thereby possibly never reach home. ose who reach home can relax and sleep comfortably.