Verse 35

Bid on NFT

Hold fast to the Great Form within 
    and let the world pass as it may 
Then the changes of life will not bring pain 
    but contentment, joy, and well-being 
Music and sweets are passing pleasures 
    yet they cause people to stop 
How bland and insipid are the things of this world 
    when one compares them with Tao! 
One tastes, but the sweetness turns bitter 
One sees, but the colours grow faint 
One hears, but the sound fades into silence 
One may look for fulfilment in this world 
    but his longings will never be exhausted 
The only thing he ever finds 
    is that he himself is exhausted