...Indeed, to consider the gift of life as your possession alone and then to abuse it by overindulging in food, drink, sex, or in any other manner is to squander your health and invite disease to enter. To hasten your own demise so thoughtlessly demonstrates extreme ingratitude..."
"The first principle of the Way of Nurturing Life is avoiding overexposure to things that can damage your body. These can be divided into two categories: inner desires and negative external influences.
Inner desires encompass the desires for food, drink, sex, sleep, and excessive talking, as well as desires of the seven emotions - joy, anger, anxiety, yearning, sorrow, fear, and astonishment.
The negative external influences comprise the four disposition for Nature: wind, cold, heat, and humidity..."
- Kaibara Ekiken (1630-1714)