The people who live in villages bordering
on the river lead its waters to irrigate their gardens, to which
the water has no objection.
The poor people disgusted with the filthy pools around drain
them into the flowing river, but the foul water feels no exhilaration.
Therefore, there is no difference whether the water is in the
river or irrigating the garden; it is a matter of indifference
to the water whether it lies in the filthy pool or in the flowing
Therefore the sage rests satisfied with his position,whether
high or low, and joyfully follows his work and avocation of sage.