Things it takes a while to understand.



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It’s not easy to distinguish between truth and falsehood,
many humans are deceitful at heart,
how many of them would share prosperity with you,
to equally share even the water drops from the rim of a roof?

I was an ignorant frog in a well,
looking in vain for prestige and fame,
self-conceited and short-sighted,
I never expected my elegant house would one day become dilapidated wreck.


We’ll eventually gain whatever as fate would have it,
we better not to strive too hard for something not destined for us.


We’ll meet thunders and storms,
but we don’t have to be scared,
happiest are those who have a fair mind and a clear conscience,
and who perform good deeds whenever possible.


We’ll eventually gain whatever as fate would have it,
we better not to strive too hard for something not destined for us.


human beings are just like the sand in the sea,
but we don’t have to be scared,
you can see the evening glow all over the sky,
it’ll soon disappear like mist; so do fame and fortune.


- From the Heart of a Loafer (浪子心聲), 1976.


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