...attend to the chanting and reading of the sacred books and thereby provide for passage to your future state of existence. Incarnation as a human is difficult to attain. Do not pass through yours in vain!
Although paper had been known as a wrapping and padding material in China since the 2nd century BC, the first reference to the use of toilet paper in human history was made by Yan Zhitui. In 589 AD Yan Zhitui wrote: