HAVE done with learning,
And you will have no more vexation.
What is the distinction between "good" and "evil"?
Must I fear what others fear?
What abysmal nonsense this is!
As though feasting upon a sacrificial ox,
As though mounting the Spring Terrace;
I alone am placid and give no sign,
Like a babe which has not yet smiled.
I alone am forlorn as one who has no home to return to.
I alone appear to possess nothing.
What a fool I am!
What a muddled mind I have!
All men are bright, bright:
I alone am dim, dim.
All men are sharp, sharp:
I alone am mum, mum!
Bland like the ocean,
Aimless like the wafting gale.
I alone am stubborn and remain outside.
But wherein I am most different from others is
In knowing to take sustenance from my Mother!