Vitality or Possessions?
Your health or your reputation,
Which do you invest in?
Your vitality or your possessions,
Which is dearer?
Gain or loss, which is more detrimental?
That which you fear to lose
will cost you dearly in the end.
Saving up great stores prepares for heavy loss.
Be content and you will never be disappointed.
If you know when to stop,
You won’t find yourself in trouble.
Then, you can experience peace.
The Alchemist’s Tao Te Ching:
Transforming Your Lead Into Gold