The world knows The Way is true,
Yet claims it’s teachings are impossible.
This impossibility is its truth.
I have three precious things to treasure—
Compassion, frugality, and humbleness.
With compassion I can be courageous;
With frugality I can be generous;
With humbleness I can lead honorably.
Too often we forget compassion
And act only courageously;
Too often we forget frugality
And only give generously;
Too often we forget humbleness
And only act honorably.
The outcome is only death.
Compassion will be victorious,
Even in battle; even in battle
Compassion is the best protection.