I expound the transient verse in the early evening.
Today's sun is passing, our life is getting older and today,
what joyfulness remains,
is like a fish living in a teaspoon of water.
Now everyone endeavor diligently to rescue the burning intellect;
be mindful that life is suffering, empty, and transient.
Don't be self-indulgent.
Follow the mindful path.
Kokon, as recited at Tendai Buddhist Institute