Be in the world and yet above;
Be on the path of work and love!

Why not become a rare example
Of all the grace that men can sample
By living holy, useful lives
Of service, though which one revives
The people's inner love of Light
And their commitment to what's right?

What good is it to just survive
If Dharma can't be made to thrive?.
You've found a tiny spot of peace,
But know you it must surely cease
When evil find it's own way here,
And you must lose what you hold dear.

By then the whole world will be lost,
And you must pay the final cost.
But you can prevent the whole fall
If you will now but heed my call.