The lotus stands alone
In the murky water
Looking at the vast blue sky
As if it was
A life full of uncertainties.
Grief arises from affection
Attachment gives rise to fear
Suffering springs from lust
Anger leads to destruction.
In this world, nothing is permanent
Aside from the great change
Like the lotus
That grows in the murky water.
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