"My father and mother, altogether two.
Parents of my father and mother, altogether four.
Parents of parents, altogether eight.
If I count in this way,
Back to ten generations, altogether 1,024.
What about back to twenty generations?
To my surprise, over one million people.
From infinite past, a life rally baton has passed on.
Here, now I live with my baton.
This is your life!
This is my life!"

To Practice: Ponder your connections with all the generations before you who have passed the precious baton of life to you.

Mitsu Aida in River of Fire, River of Water by Taitetsu Unno