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The wild man lives
In the world of lust.
He seeks as many wild women
As he can muster.

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The wild woman lives
In the world of fear.
She seeks after the wild man
With the strongest spear.

The tamed man lives
In the world of wife.
The tamed woman lives
In the world of husband.

When man and woman
Themselves sacrifice,
Bound by chaste vows of marriage,
They create the carriage of life
And the engine of civilisation.

The homeless monk lives
In the world of renunciation.
He seeks the greater life
Beyond all worldly designations.

Are their any such monks
Living so free from lust?
About this the Buddha was blunt:
“If these monks,” he said,
“Will live rightly,
The world will not be short of Arahants.”

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