This precious human body,
supreme instrument though it is for the attainment of enlightenment, is itself a
transient phenomenon. No one knows when, or how, death will come. Bubbles form
on the surface of the water, but the next instant they are gone, they do not
stay. It is just the same with this precious human body we have managed to
find. We take all the time in the world before engaging in the practice, but who
knows when this life of ours will simply cease to be?