Death won't wait for you to be old,
Death will not forgive the young man,
Death cannot be attracted to the beautiful,
Death will not leave the powerful,
Death can break the warrior's shield,
Death can come and take you at any time.

You can die while you play,
You can die while you eat,
You can die while you sleep,
You can die while driving,
There are many causes of dying,
How many times do we die to form this body?
How many times will we die to transform this body?
Life is like a candle burning in the direction of the wind,
Everywhere death awaits,
Prepare to face it
Because we never know when & where it will happen.

Copyright Norbu Dorji