If, by giving up lesser comforts,
A greater happiness is to be found,
The wise should give up the lesser comforts
In view of the greater happiness.

How foolish to seek comfort
Through someone else’s pain.
There is no escape from the trap of animosity.

The indolent and negligent
Accrue unwholesome mind states
By doing what should not be done,
And failing to do what should be done.