No.23 On Returning to Childhood

Small children appear to have a sense of death as sleeping or lying still.
As we grow older our ego-conciousness develops and we become concerned with how to preserve our name and lifetime achievements for the future.

On reaching old age, however, we come to ponder deeply the foolishness of contemplating ‘death’ with our ‘ego-conciousness’ and discover once more our childlike sensibilities.

Then we come to understand how invaluable it is to be like a child.


Chimyo Takehara
June 2004