"I stayed in a hotel
for a few days
I drove a rental car
For a few days
I stayed in a beautiful city
For a few days
Then time came to leave all of the above
And head back home"
"Did you get attached to any of them?"
"No of course not!"
I replied feeling a bit surprised
"Because I knew all of them
I was there only on a short visit
Making the best use of
The little time I had there"
"Well then how about your family?
Do you feel attached to your wife
And your kids?
How about your wealth, house and friends?"
"Of course, because my family is forever
My wife and kid are mine forever
We love each other a lot
My house will be there for a while
And I don't think my hard-earned
Money is going to go anywhere
As for friends I have real good friends"
He replied sounding shocked
"You really think so?
You really think 'forever'?
Only for a few years maximum, my friend!
Do you realize
How many wives, husbands, kids,
Friends, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters
You have changed over the centuries?
As for wealth and material things
They are here today
Who knows they will be here tomorrow?"
"You know very well
What is the only permanent
Thing in the world
If you really want to get attached
Get attached to Him!
Make full use of the little time
You have as a human
In this birth"
"This life is a journey
Just like the one you
Don't waste any time
Or else you will have
To keep on coming back
Again and again
With stopovers elsewhere
At places you won't like!"