Anger, pride, lust, envy, ignorance
Two great millstones, devotion and practice,
grind the grain of mind’s concepts.
The pot of the body, heated by the bliss of inner fire,
boils the water of life.
The sugar of the Guru’s word,
catalyzes the yeast of mind’s functioning,
dying in wisdom it becomes the deathless liquor.
Where is the yogi who can brew this strong beverage?
Anger, pride, lust, envy, ignorance—
these five poisons become the nectar of gods.
Gulped down the throat of intense preparation,
intoxication in wisdom is the bliss of unborn freedom.
The hum of mantra resonates in the drunken Heart,
this song is sung to the tune of unknowing.
Let others accumulate their knowledge from books,
Traktung drinks the blood of delusion and is freed.