Another little parable that I found on my computer that I had written a few weeks ago. It is the exchange between a Master and a Student.
"Master, what does it mean to live?"
"You must first die to realize that answer."
"What do you mean die?"
"Tell me, do you feel alive when you receive your pay. When you are with your lover. Do you feel lonely when ignored, angry when wronged?"
"Yes of course!"
"Then you must die."