Harmful yet bearable
The blade of fire, and poison of hatred;
Shall one commit unwholesome karma,
The suffering will surpass the aforementioned.
Families and relatives separate,
Except for karma, which will never forsake.
In the future lives, be they good or bad,
Karma shall follow at all times.
Wherever the flowers may be,
Their scents will follow always;
Once karma is committed,
Whether wholesome or unwholesome,
Will also follow.
Birds abide on forest trees,
Departing at dawn, gathering at dusk;
The same goes for sentient beings
Who shall later, meet again.