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Learn about life from life
About death from death
Is the best experience
Do not ponder overlong
Minimize that distance
Between self and object
Then the essential nature
So, kiss the wind
Cry with the rain
Walk the earth
Smell the blossoms
Caress your own tombstone
The color of your mind
Should be the same as that
Which you perceive