06 June 2011

Seventy-Five

Why are the people starving?
The government takes their grain for taxes.
Therefore, they are starving.

Why are the people rebellious?
The government interferes in their lives.
Therefore, they are rebellious.

Why do the people ignore the gravity of death?
They are consumed by the intensity of life.
Therefore, they ignore the gravity of death.

One who is not consumed by life
is better off than one who values it.