gaṅ źig rab ’bar khaṅ pa dag nas ci źig (4)ltar | | byuṅ nas slar yaṅ de ñid kho nar rab ’jug la | |
ñas pa mthoṅ de khyim na gnas pa dor nas ni | | rmoṅs pas slar yaṅ len par mṅon par ’dod pa’o | |
728. ’Like a man whose house has caught fire, by some expedient finds a way to escape, will such a man forthwith go back and enter it again? such conduct would disgrace a man!
729. ’So I, beholding the evils, birth, old age, and death, to escape the misery, have become a hermit; shall I then go back and enter in, and like a fool dwell in their company?
730. ’He who enjoys a royal estate and yet seeks rescue, cannot dwell thus, this is no place for him; escape (rescue) is born from quietness and rest; to be a king is to add distress and poison;
47. And the man who, after escaping with difficulty from a burning house, would enter that very house again, only he, after giving up the state of a householder, because he sees its dangers, would desire out of delusion to assume it again.