22 THE VATSACTA SATAKAM
��35- Enjoyments of embodied beings are fleeting like the quick play of lightning within a mass of clouds ; life is as insecure as a drop of water attached to the edge of a lotus-leaf and dispersed by the wind : the desires of youth-are unsteady ; realising these quickly let the wise firmly fix their minds in Yoga' .easily attainable by patience and equanimity.'
��36. Life is changing like a huge wave, .beauty of youth abides for a few days. Earth-
X possessions are as transient as thought ;
he whole senes of our enjoyments are like ( occasmnal ) flashes of autumnal lightning. The embrace round the neck given by our beloveds hngers only for a while. To cross the