Be ever mindful of the shortcomings of desire's rewards,
and know that all the phenomena of the cycle of existence are never
like the ripples on a pond,
and that these manifestations of delusion
which are no things in themselves
are like magic and dreams.
When you have the determination to be free of samsara
and are content with your material situation,
you will be able to sit quietly
with your mind happy and at ease.
âDorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche