To know yourself you must know the transience of your self.
Everything is impermanent. Every physical and mental experience arises and passes. Everything in existence is endlessly arising out of causes and conditions. We all create suffering for ourselves through our resistance, through our desire to...
My father rules an entire planet.””He’s losing it.
One day, while life is being incredible and interesting, I’m going to die.
Passing pleasures, like passing clouds, are all we have.
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.
. . .our whispered words, faintly in the darkness, dissolvingwithin the trees—then, fleeting words of consolationwould not suffice if feigned, and flippant wordsconfessed reluctance—our wordswere meaningless uttered on the wind. . .
Shapeshifting requires the ability to transcend your attachments, in particular your ego attachments to identity and who you are. If you can get over your attachment to labeling yourself and your cherishing of your identity,...
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
One must be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world.
All things that have form eventually decay.” -Orochimaru