Well may ye tame the elephant in mast
And bind the mouth of the bear and ferocious tiger.
Well may ye ride on the back of the lion
And take the cobra in your hand and make it dance.
Well may ye, placing mercury on blazing fire,
Alchemize the five base metals into gold
And sell them for a living.
And roam about in the world invisible to others.
Well may ye command celestial beings in your service
And live young eternally.
Well may ye transmigrate to another body,
Walk on water, sit on fire,
And attain siddhies incomparable;
But rarer by far is it to control
The mind and sit impassive.
Oh! Thou the Reality that eludes seeking!
The God of Knowledge that dwells in my thoughts!
Thou the Bliss Refulgent!