There is no fire like greed,
No crime like hatred,
No sorrow like separation,
No sickness like hunger of the heart,
And no joy like the joy of freedom.
Health, contentment, and trust
Are your greatest possessions,
And freedom is your greatest joy.
Free from fear and attachment,
Know the sweet joy of living in the way.
– adapted from the DHAMMAPADA, translated by Thomas Byrom
Photo source: Skagit Valley Tulip Fields Washington by Nancy Crowell
Author note: Passage from the beautiful book, “Teachings of the Buddha” by Jack Kornfield that first introduced me to Buddha :)