On seeing Bodily Form, the Eyes tend to bond,
The Ears are inclined to hear diverse tones.
The pretty things are Eyes and Ears’ favorite,
The Nose likes to smell anything aromatic,
It is fond of any kind of fragrance,
Perfume often attracts it from a distance.
The Tongue is prone to what is delicious,
Sweet and Fatty things please its buds.
The Body seeking comfort desires plenty money.
So that it may go on a spending spree.
Thought tends to fuss about one’s appearance,
Prestige and personal influence.
These Six Paths are built into one’s psyche,
Give them up once and for all in a hurry.
If you’re elevated, it will not take a lot of time,
To rid them of your body with insight.
Having done so, you are liberalized,
Then your body will be free from trauma.
We appeal to the members of intelligentsia,
For self-reflection free from all tempers.
Judge yourself before judging others,
To blame, see if you’ve been blamable.
Thus you will have made a fair appraisal,
Righteousness is the core of a gentleman.
The Tao literate must keep what they’ve spoken,
Once you’ve promised, never roll it back.
Treat your parents and the Supreme with respect,
Don’t offend them with your insolency.
Always keep intact your integrity,
Though this might lead to pulping your body.
We, Mad and Crazy, speak off the top of our heads,
Fearless of anyone who scolds or nags.
If it still rains at dusk and shines in morning,
The world will keep suffering.
In real life, all people are different,
Some are sincere, others fraudulent.
Whoever you haven’t known yet is your senior,
You should respect them as a basic demeanor.
Your loving kindness is comparable to jewelry,
None of it yet matches your Integrity.
Treat each other rather than taking to a litigation,
As misrepresentation often invites self-accusation.
Traders must maintain a scale balance,
Don’t train yourself in fraudulence.
If someone does things of bad character,
Do not get involved with the racketeer.
The Monks like Us do not like any color,
But the right path travelers whom We favor.
We teach the lay people with Scriptures,
Which we ensure be accessible to all creatures.
Although nowadays they’re overly brazen,
We will be a more reputable lot on judgement.
You should align your goals with our scheme,
To wait for the day to meet up with the Supreme.
We love you too much to succinctly explain,
On how to seek purity and avoid stain.
You have not practiced yet procrastinate,
You never learn well how to accumulate.
Fame cravers tend to forget their birth givers,
Affluence addicts neglect their raisers.
Take refuge in saintliness and shun worldliness,
The earthling must get mental pureness.
If you’ve stripped yourself of all temptations,
May you hope to join the Grand Reunion.
Do not feel down while in poverty,
Provided you recover your probity.
Do not bother now about your affluence,
It is ‘cause of the Lower Age’s impermanence.
Practice hard in order to see miracles,
Which the Divine use to punish rascals.
The silk, the ornate fabric, the lingerie,
Don’t crave them as this may hold you captive.
Doomsday has started from the Year of Fire Rat,
Tolls have already been huge the year to date.
Foreign states have gone through bloodsheds,
How come you haven’t planned ahead.
Lest you should suffer when things turn bad,
As Buddhas may not turn up until too late.
You need to get rid of your laziness,
Be diligent taking good care of your business.
From now on, hunger and poverty will be certain,
As import shortage causes us a constant strain.
We urge you to work conscientiously,
Albeit wretched, you can’t wait to be thrifty.
What we’ve said must be thought through,
The Five-Aggregates in you must be removed.
Greed often arises from whatever you wished,
Be mindful and have it extinguished.
Destroy the Anger that often triggers quarrel,
Don’t let it still flicker in your soul.
Delusion is really a run-around,
Be self-aware and seek to put it out.
Ego-clinging is extremely gruelling,
Don’t differentiate yourself from the other being.
The Five Guys once destroyed, you will be happy,
Nothingness only is the true entity.
Only if the practicer gets rid of their bad karma,
And of Four Ghosts, will they enjoy euphoria.
When Alcohol enters your body, it turns unstable,
Form desire will make your ordeal potential.
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