Life and death really are of extreme importance, as we hear at the end of the day's meditation:
"Let me respectfully remind you, life and death are of extreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Let us awaken, awaken, take heed. Do not squander your life."
Daido did not squander his life, in fact he used it in the best way possible.
Squandering is the grit in the shoe. (See yesterdays blog) So here's an ill-remembered poem from long ago. I have given it a new name:
"What's it all about Alfie?"
As when a child I laughed and wept,
Later as I grew,
Soon, as I go wondering on
Time will be gone.
Will God have saved
My soul by then?
Well, it's no good leaving it all up to God. It's up to us to go sit. Today in Lancashire, UK it's bucketing down and the sky is grey and heavy. Perfect sitting weather...