"This body is like a bubble, floating on a stream,
Our breathing is like a candle in the wind.
Those best friends of ours seem like children of the gods,
But once we’ve left them behind, they can never be by our side again.
We may have stacked up wealth and possessions the size of a mountain,
But not even a single needle can we carry with us."
~ Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro offered these words of advice to his spiritual consort, Khandro Tsering Chodron.