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Thoughts on life from a venerable sage

January 29, 2007

Here’s something I just translated. This is a typical buddhist verse of exhortation. very cheerful…

A verse on this doleful world from a venerable sage:
“To think of the things already gone,
Is but endless anxiety.
Those who were so dear and intimate to us
Have all turned into a handful of earth.

The golden palace of the Emperor of Han
Is now buried in dust,
And only lonesome water now flows
In the golden valley of an ancient man of wealth.

Time flies and morning is already evening,
We see green plants of spring, then it is already autumn.
If you have not done even a tiny bit of good in this life,
What would you expect to have in return in the nether world?”

Have a nice day all! )

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