Others don’t understand
That here we come to our end.
Those that do understand this
Settle their quarrels because of that.
And when those who don’t understand
Behave as though they were immortal;
Those who understand the Dhamma
Are like the healthy among the sick.
Any lax act,
Or corrupt religious observance,
Or a spiritual life arousing suspicion,
Does not yield great fruit.
Whoever has no respect
For their companions in the spiritual life
Is as far from true Dhamma
As the sky is from the earth.