365 Days for Travelers: Jan 13


Wisdom from Chinese Literary and Buddhist Classics

HALF AND HALF

Half is day, and half is nighttime;
Half is good, and half is not kind.

Half are men, and half are women;
Half are real, and then half are lies.

Buddha’s world is one half,
and the other is of Mara;
Half for you, half for me,
Within this world, no one can conquer the other half.

Strive for the better half,
The worse half will naturally decrease.
Accept the beautiful half,
Tolerate the lesser half,
For an all-encompassing life.