"This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die....
"Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage...
"Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man."
"Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
"A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead....
"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."
"Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain."
"Man lives his life in sleep, and in sleep he dies."
"Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will."
"And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment."