Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all meditations, reflection on death is supreme.
Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by, and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Wake up! Pay attention! Do not squander your life.
One clings to life although there is nothing to be called ‘life’; another clings to death although there is nothing to be called ‘death’. In reality, there is nothing to be born; consequently, there is nothing that can die.