562. Feast and fast

A desiring vital
Feasts today,
Fasts tomorrow.

An aspiring heart
Fasts today,
Feasts tomorrow.

What does a desiring vital eat?
It eats fear and doubt,
It eats hope and despair,
It eats impurity and futility.

What does an aspiring heart eat?
It eats Compassion and Concern,
It eats Peace and Bliss,
It eats Salvation and Illumination.