A young man sought a Zen master's guide
Based on a Zen story
'How long does it last', he eagerly cried
Till I find freedom and peace of mind
Till I'm enlightened, compassionate and kind? '
'Perhaps ten years, ' the master replied
'But if I trie hard, how many will abide? '
'In that case it could take two decades! '
'But I really take hardship at any grades! '
The master looked at him eagle-eyed
'In this case it would be the longest ride
I forecast you fourty long years arriving
If you don't let go your effort and striving'