If the river is flowing and I pull a bucket of water out, as soon as
you’ve got the bucket of water out of the river, that water is dead,
its finished, and the river is left behind.
That’s what happens in life. I’ve got this image of myself based on
the past events, experiences, and the conditioning that’s been my
overall life. And I've added this image to that pure, first thought,
"I AM". And so "I am this, Australian, male, and this happened to me
and blah blah blah" and formed a mental concept of what I believe this
And that’s a dead ending. Life is constantly leaving that image
behind. So, when I become something, I create another image in the
future, "if I do such and such, then this will happen", well when that
so called future comes, maybe this thing I have worked towards will be
there, but will that be the finality? Will that be the happiness, the
Of course not, because that also will be a dead end.
- Sailor Bob, http://www.ozemail.com.au/~cjreilly/bob/page05.htm