Darkness begins and Darkness ends,
Light is the Purifier, the Great Flowing Sea,
The Breath of the Gods.
—from The Journey Chant
Why do you wander, Oh Mind? Rest somewhere.
The natural course of things to happen cannot be altered.
It is bound to happen.
Therefore enjoy the pleasures,
whose arrival and departure cannot be ascertained,
without remembering the past
and without expecting the future.
—Bhartṛihari, 5th Century CE
Why do we hurtle ourselves through every inch of time and space?
I must say around some corner I can sense a restin’ place
With every lesson learned a line upon your beautiful face
We’ll amuse ourselves one day with these memories we’ll trace
—Indigo Girls, “Get Out the Map”