You cry when you are born, because you have come into this world without knowing who you are and why you are here. Your cry is ananguished plea to find out, “Who am I?” If you waste your entire life
on only your physical existence, when will you ever be able to understand who you truly are? There is a deeper significance contained in your life than merely caring for the body. You have to start your
life with “Who am I?”, and you have to end your life with “I am that! I am God!” You have to recognize that you yourself are the divinity, and end your life in the supreme peace which is your true reality.
Unfortunately, most of you concentrate your attention only on the worldly enjoyments you can obtain, aspiring for immediate pleasures, and do not think at all about the future consequences that will follow
from your actions.
When a frog sees some flies or worms in front of it, it becomes so happy and enthusiastic that it would like to immediately jump on them swallow them whole and enjoy them. But behind the frog there is a
snake lying in wait, ready to catch the frog and eat it up. The snake is very happy to have found its meal in the form of this frog which for the moment is preoccupied with its own enjoyment. The snake does
not know that a hawk is hovering overhead, ready to snatch the snake up in its claws. The hawk is so joyous at the idea of grabbing and consuming this unsuspecting snake that it does not pay any attention
to the hunter lurking in the bush, ready to shoot it.
In the same way, you are also thinking only of fulfilling your desires and anticipating the comforts that you see before you, not thinking at all of what is stalking behind you, waiting to pounce on you. You are
wasting your time without realizing the harm that may befall you in the future. You cannot know at what time, in what place and in what circumstances danger may present itself and come your way. Therefore,
you have to sanctify the time at your disposal now, and use it properly, recognizing its sacredness and preciousness.