Birth is okay and death is okay,
if we know that they are only concepts in our mind.
Reality transcends both birth and death
Thich Nhat Hanh
All beings that have lived and died and been reborn coutless times.
Over and over again they have experienced the indescribable Clear Light.
But because they are obscured by the darkness of ignorance,
they wander endlessly in samsara.
Life is uncertain; death is certain.
Death carries off a man busy picking flowers with an besotted mind,
like a great flood does a sleeping village.
There are those who do not realize that one day we all must die.
But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.
Here will I live in the rainy season,
here in the autumn and in the summer:
thus muses the fool. He realizes not the danger (of death).
Because there is Buddha within living and dying,
life and death do not exist.
Because the Buddha did not exist within life and death,
He was not infatuated with living and dying.
Shobogenzo: On Life and Death
Birth and Death is a grave event;
How transient is life!
Every minute is to be grasped.
Time waits for nobody.