The Nature Of Mind
If you're not free now, when will you ever get to be free?
Your chance to eat comes only one time in a hundred.
With its freedoms and advantages, human life is like a treasure island;
do not come back an empty-handed failure.
Your flesh and bones took form together,
but in the end are sure to separate;
do not believe that you will live forever.
The morning's ravishing flower will wither by nightfall;
don't put your hopes in your body.
Birth, sickness, ageing and death flow on,
a river without ford or bridge;
have you prepared yourselves a boat?
For sure, the vulture of your mind will one day fly away;
now is the time to soar up to the heights.
Enjoy that most sublime of riches,
the treasure of the nature of mind;
which cannot ever be depleted.
if you drink the milk of the sky,