The way of bliss and true tranquility
Derives from peace and not hostility,
From learning to be placid and serene
Though others may be angry, rude and mean.
There’s happiness in learning to transcend
The impulse that might lead one to offend
Another soul and make an adversary,
Leaving both parties fearful, anguished, wary.
No other attitude should stand above
The eminence of charitable love.