I said, "I will watch my ways
and keep my tongue & heart from sin;
I will put a muzzle on bad karma.
But when I was silent and still,
not even saying anything good,
my anguish increased.
My heart grew hot within me,
and as I meditated, the fire burned;
then I spoke with my Heart:
"Show me, O LORD, my life's end
and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting is my life."
You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Each man's life is but a breath.
Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro:
He bustles about, but only in vain;
he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.
"But now, Lord, what do I look for?
My hope is in you.
Save me from all my transgressions;
do not make me the scorn of fools.
Remove all my bad karma from me;
I am overcome by the power of your hand.
You rebuke and discipline men for their sin;
you consume their wealth like a moth
each man is but a breath.
"Hear my prayer, O LORD,
listen to my cry for help;
be not deaf to my weeping.
For I dwell with you as an alien,
a stranger, as all my fathers were.
I rejoice, LORD, In thy Light Thy Shower me with!
You hear my pray, I am Blessed-Thank you Lord"
I AM The Light!
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