Fulfillment in life is conditional

Finding a meaningful purpose

A journey of discovery in every stride

Some never look to reveal

Some are distracted by their pride

The “I” is an illusion

If you use the eye to see

You must go beyond the ego

Escape the self under your own Bodhi tree

Fulfillment in life is conditional

Most set out to advance a personal pursuit

Sometimes it doesn’t come at all

Most would agree that with happiness there is no substitute

One must walk a razor’s edge

The Individual rights and that of the State

The balance of power forever debated

The individual protection is a checkmate

Yet when it comes to purpose

One must rise above one’s self

If you glance at a book in the library

Please put it back on the shelf