Playful Friend
O Friend, to bargain in the market of love
Is to risk the six thieves who steal away life
But to live without risk is to lose without question
To die without living is to waste precious birth.
As you drink in the tavern, the Jewel House of Treasure,
Beware politicians eight-fold in number.
They’ll bicker and barter make speeches seductive
But the price of their promise is the fruit of your life.
Rouse your conviction and make sure the bargain!
Be a moth to the light of the flame of Five Jewels
Dance in the realm of true lover’s abandon.
Dance in the colors of twilight’s sweet wonder.
O playful friend, come answer my riddles
Which bloom in the garden of endless delight
In the dance of the radish the frog eats the snake
Will the creepers entwining bear flowers or fruit?
When earth and fierce fire are mingled in union
Will the flowing of water spark lightning or death?
When the intoxication from the sweetness of liquor
Burns bright as the starlight will you remember this song?
Rouse your conviction and make sure the bargain!
Be a moth to the light of the flame of Five Jewels
Dance in the realm of true lover’s abandon.
Dance in the colors of twilight’s sweet wonder.
The moon shines within the body’s great temple
The stars mark a passage beyond every care.
A flame burns so brightly that fear’s rent asunder
for those blissful who walk on the path beyond birth.
O friend, this world is adornments and wonder
So play free in beauty and infinite bright.
Potent with wonder and magical symbols
A playground for those who have cast off the chains
Rouse your conviction and make sure the bargain!
Be a moth to the light of the flame of Five Jewels
Dance in the realm of true lover’s abandon.
Dance in the colors of twilight’s sweet wonder.