ananta-param kila sabda-sastram
svalpam tathayur bahavas cha vighnah
saram tato grahyam apasya phalgu
hamsair yatha ksiram ivambum adhyat
Endless indeed are words and texts,
While life is short, and challenges are numerous.
So, grasp the essence and leave aside the insubstantial,
As the swan extracts milk from the midst of water.