Unexpected problems arise,
Trials suddenly fall,
Difficulties come one after another.
To live in the World of Phenomena
Is to be threatened by many outer forces.

Those outer pressures
Often makes us
Cloud our recognition,
Make poor judgments, and
Create an unwanted reality.

That is why,
We must raise our inner pressure.
We must draw forth
Strong feelings and aspirations
That we desperately wish to fulfill
So that we can solidify our central axis.

Keiko Takahashi