That work gives humanity its true value
and is of the highest honor there's no doubt.
If one enjoys work with a blossoming heart,
soon knowledge of Dhamma deeply pervades.
Because work is the very essence of Dhammic living,
superbly bringing together wholesome virtues,
By analogy, compare the intelligent sharpshooter
who with a single shot bags a sack full of birds.
Naturally, work is to be done mindfully,
with calm focus, patience, and industry,
with honesty, self-control, and intelligence,
with faith and courage, truly love your work.
The more one works, the more these dhammas flourish
promoting the transcendent shore without pause;
seeing the universal characteristics in everything,
in a flash plunging into vimutti* and freeing itself.
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(*) Vimutti = liberation, release