Faith is the firm foundation of my house,
Diligence forms the high walls,
Meditative contemplation makes the huge bricks,
And wisdom is the great corner-stone.
With these four things I build my castle,
And it will last as long as the Truth eternal!
Mortals’ worldly houses and homes are sheer delusions,
Mere prisons for the demons,
And so I would abandon and desert them
In the fire of an instant if I were in their shoes.