Law of Karma, associated result and bondage
The alignment of life in this crazy world
44.1 Which is dearer, fame or your life? Which is greater, your life or possessions? Which is more painful, gain or loss?
44.2 Therefore we always pay a great price for excessive love And suffer deep loss for great accumulation.
44.3 Knowing what is enough, you will not be humiliated. Knowing where to stop, you will not be imperiled And can be long-lasting.
45.1 Great perfection seems flawed, yet functions without a hitch. Great fullness seems empty, yet functions without exhaustion. Great straightness seems crooked,
45.2 Great skill seems clumsy, Great eloquence seems stammering.
45.3 Excitement overcomes cold, stillness overcomes heat. Clarity and stillness set everything right.
What comes first, life or status?
What’s more important to you, yourself or your possessions?
What’s worse, having or losing?
One who wants a lot pays a high price
One who has a lot, has a lot to lose
But one who is satisfied knows neither fear nor disgrace
And one who has stopped playing a part in the game will never be afraid again and will live happily ever after
Perfection seems unfinished to this world
But it never perishes
Fullness is empty to the world
But it’s inexhaustible
That which is correct, is incorrect to the world
Wisdom seems foolish to the world
Telling the truth a disgrace
Like movement chases away coldness
And rest cools down
Purity and calmness show one the right direction