When a house is on fire,
the vessel salvaged
is the one that will be of use,
not the one left there to burn.
So when the world is on fire
with aging and death,

one should salvage [one’s wealth] by giving:

what’s given is well salvaged.
Whoever here is restrained
in body, speech, and awareness;

who makes merit while he’s alive:

that will be for his bliss after death.

The Buddha, Baby, the original rapper