Take this to heart:
1.) It is certain that I will die. Death cannot be avoided. My life span is running out and cannot be extended.
2.) When I will die is indefinite. Life spans among humans vary. The causes of death are many, and the causes of life comparatively few. The body is fragile.
3.) At death nothing will help except my transformed attitude. Friends will be of no help. My wealth will be of no use, and neither will my body.
4.) We are all in this same perilous situation, so there is no point in quarreling and fighting or wasting all our mental and physical energy on accumulating money and property.
5.) I should practice now to reduce my attachment to passing fancies.
6.) From the depths of my heart I should seek to get beyond this cycle of suffering induced by misconceiving the impermanent to be permanent.