My mom and I are Zen enthusiasts, and have been to the Buddhists retreat near our home town twice. I am not only fascinated by the practices but I greatly enjoy Buddha's sayings on life. This being my favorite. We all have opinions on what is important in this life, but in mine I feel this just about covers everything. What most impresses me about this quote is the last line, because there are so many things we allow to burden us and often times we go about getting rid of them in any form.