When the weather is hot and dry,
we look forward to rain.
Rain doesn’t fall because we want it to,
but the more intense our wish grows,
the more miserable we feel.
True freedom is not being influenced
by whether or not it rains.
If it doesn’t rain, dig a well.
If it rains too much, build a dike.
If it’s too hot, wear light clothing.
If it’s too cold, put on more clothing.
Let go of your desires and be free.
Illustration by Maseol