Just as a raging flood sweeps away a sleeping village,
So does death claims a man of distracted mind,
As he continually seeks more and more
Of life’s fleeting pleasures.

Pay no attention to harsh words uttered by others.
Do not be concerned with what others have or have not done.
Observe your own actions and inactions.
Like a beautiful brightly colored flower without fragrance
Is the well-spoken word without action.

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