Our endless sufferings
are the roots of illness.
When mortals are alive,
they worry about death.
When they’re full,
they worry about hunger.
Theirs is the Great Uncertainty.
But sages don’t consider the past.
And they don’t worry about the future.
Nor do they cling to the present.
From moment to moment,
they follow the Way.
If you haven’t awakened to this great truth,
you’d better look for a teacher
on Earth or in the Heavens.
(from the book “Blaze the Trail of Equipoise”)