Let These be here Itself

The Superintendent of a District Jail called the prisoner to his office and read out his discharge order. He said that he was free and had to get out of the jail in half an hour. "While going, carry with you the mat and pot you brought with you", he ordered. But, the prisoner said: "Let them be here itself. I shall be coming back soon". That is the attitude of most people. They are reluctant to leave this prison house of earthly life. They do enough karma in this life, to deserve another life sentence and they come back pretty soon, to undergo the same.