If you like me, you must like my friend, too;
he helps to keep me happy and refreshed.
He's been a comrade in birth, aging, illness, and death;
regard him as a worthy companion along the path.
In these long-lasting spinning cycles of Samsara,
before we reach Sivalaya* revealing the dawn
Of voidness realized in a heart thoroughly freed
by finally letting go of every last thing.
We humans knowing so much have long-lasting desires;
animals are more calm and joyful — how amusing.
Whenever we finally reach “The End,”
we'll have traveled and finished the path together!
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(*) Sivalaya: Coolness, a traditional synonym for Nibbana, sometimes referred to metaphorically as a place.