Chase not the past, hope not for the future;
the past has gone, and the future has yet to come.
Now is when one practices the truth,
and by doing so,
one lives at the present invincibly unshaken,
without any hindrances.
Be diligent today,
do what needs to be done.
as tomorrow, death may come.
For who can bargain with the law of mortality?
If there are those,
who dwell with right mindfulness,
relentlessly through day and night,
they are whom the Peaceful Sage says
to have understood auspicious solitude.