Life is a temporary loan and this world is nothing but a sketchy imitation of Reality. Only children would mistake a toy for the real thing. And yet human beings either become infatuated with the toy or disrespectfully break it and throw it aside. In this life stay away from all kinds of extremities, for they will destroy your inner balance. True believers do not go to extremes. A true believer always remains mild and moderate.
–Shams Tabrizi (Poet Rumi’s spiritual teacher from 13th century)
Photo: Shirakawa-Go, Japan (Google Image)