The Buddha says

The Buddha says:

All that is of the nature to arise is of the nature to cease.

My heart says:

O pain that makes these tears and sighs,

Cease.

My pain, o cease.

The Buddha says:

All that is of the nature to arise is of the nature to cease.

My heart says:

I hate this world and all its lies.

Please,

May I decease.

The Buddha says:

All that is of the nature to arise is of the nature to cease.

My heart says:

Enthroned in bondage to these ties,

Peace,

O grant me peace.

The Buddha says:

All that is of the nature to arise is of the nature to cease.

My heart says:

O pain that makes these tears and sighs;

I hate this world and all its lies;

Enthroned in bondage to these ties;

It's time to emulate the wise.

A hundred lives,

A thousand tries

To change.

O sweet release.