The tranquil state
of knowing Self alone is rare –
even among those who own but little or no wealth.
The wise, therefore, neither accept nor reject,
and are happy.
The body is strained by practices.
The tongue tires of scripture and intellectualism.
The mind numbs with prayer or meditation.
Detached from all such,
The wise lives as she is,
And she discovers unsurpassed happy.
Realizing that nothing, really, is done,
the wise do what comes
and is happy.