Yamamoto Genpō Rōshi used to say, "There is no killing worse than the killing of time." Reading from the crime section of the newspaper, he would relate how a man stabbed his wife and children to death. He would read how a woman bludgeoned her husband to death. Then he would say, "There is no killing worse than the killing of time." When I stray from Mu, and return, I thank my old teacher for saving me from death row.