THE FLAME IN THE LOTUS (cont.)

XVII.
It does not do to worry so much, priest,
Trust and trust some more we are told.
Let go of the messes, look up,
Clean the desk and smile more often.
The world will still be here whether
You cry or celebrate and it
Will hold the same solid way on to all
Your silly worries.
Give it up, priest!
There is in your heart a small flicker left
Which shines through your sad fogginess.
Call it, and you´ll hear a flaming answer:
Namo amida butsu…

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