There are few among humans
who go to the further shore;
The rest of them run about
here, on this shore.
But those well established
Those who practice Dhamma,
Are among those who will cross over
Beyond the realm of death
so difficult to escape.
Abandoning the way of darkness,
Cultivating the bright,
The wise go from home to homelessness,
Which for others is hard to enjoy.
Desiring that rare delight,
Owning nothing of defilements of the mind,
The wise person should cleanse himself.
Those whose minds are well established
In the factors of enlightenment,
And delight not in clinging.
They, untainted and radiant,
In this very world attain Nibbana.
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. The Bhavana Vandana