The nature of life is this – it is measured. We live with an invisible clock, ticking away until the moment it stops ticking away. Within each one of us, irrespective of whatever our nature – plant, beast, bee or human – there exists a time bomb of sorts that is pre-programed to go off at a certain time. Now, why do we need a time bomb, you ask?
Factors and multiples are opposites. If multiples are repetitions, then factors do not get repeated, at least not often enough. Like the Buddha.