The recognition of Dut
Duty is not for reward. Does the world recompense the rain-cloud? All the wealth earned by toils Is meant to serve those who deserve. Rare it is to find another good equal to benevolence, Either here or in the heaven. He who realizes what is oneness, lives; The rest will be placed among the dead. The wealth of a wise philanthropist Is a village pool ever full. When wealth comes to the generous, It is like the village tree coming to fruit. When wealth comes to the large-hearted, It is like an unfailing medicine tree. Those known for their duty will not slacken to help Even during times of poverty. The poverty of a generous man is nothing but His inability to exercise his generosity. If poverty comes of doing good, One's self may be sold to do it.