Impermanence

Royal Visit to Ôhara, from The Tale of the Heike

Royal Visit to Ôhara, from The Tale of the Heike (Photo credit: peterjr1961)

” The temple bell echoes the impermanence of things.

The colors of the flowers testify to the truth that those who flourish must decay.

Pride lasts but for a little while. like a dream on a spring night.

Before long the mighty are cast down before the wind.”

Heike Monogatari

 

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