39. Freedom

What is real freedom?
    Real freedom is not to strike someone
    At one's sweet will.
Real freedom is one's mastery
    Over the attachment-world,
    Over the temptation-world,
    Over the uncompromising,
    Unaspiring human world.
Real freedom lies in acceptance of reality
    And in perfection of reality.
Accept, transform, perfect:
    That is the real freedom.