得人身者，Those who attain the human body
如手中土，are like the earth in the hand.
失人身者，Those who lose the human body
如大地土. are like the great Earth’s earth.
人身难得今已得， This human body is difficult to attain yet now already attained.
佛法难闻今已闻； The Buddha’s teachings are difficult to hear yet now already heard.
此身不向今生度， If with this body we do not guide this life towards liberation,
更向何生度此身？ towards which further life should we liberate this body?
– Buddhist Sayings