Few among men are they who cross over to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side.
In this timeless quotation from the Dhammapada, the further shore represents what is trans-egocentric and beyond the mind. The few who cross over to the further shore experience the true reality of who they are and what life is beyond their minds and without their stories. They experience the state of witness consciousness in the here and now of its happening. They experience joyous life—the fullness of life.