Says Majaz Lucknowi :
Humdum Yahi Hai, Rah-Guzaar-E-Yaar-Khush Khiraam
Guzre Hain Laakh Baar Isi Kahkashaan Se Hum
हमदम यही है ,राह- गुज़र – ए – यार खुश खिराम
गुज़रे हैं लाख बार इसी केह्कशां से हम
This slow pace,this path of bliss has been my companion
I have passed this galaxy a million times…
Says Marcus Aurelius ;
Even if you are going to live three thousand more years,or ten times that,remember :you cannot loose another life than the one you’re living now,or live another one that you’re losing.
The longer amounts to the same as the shortest.
The present is the same for everyone;its loss is the same for everyone;and it should be clear that a brief instant is all that is lost.For you can’t lose either the past or the future,how could you lose what you don’t have ?
Remember two things :
1. that everything has always been the same,and keeps recurring,and it makes no difference whether you see the same things recur in a hundred years or two hundred,or in an infinite period;
2.that the longest lived and those who will die the soonest lose the same thing.The present is all that they can give up,since that is all they have and what you do not have you cannot loose.