To Be Nothing and Want Nothingby Angelus Silesius
English version by Maria Shrady
Original Language German
O Man, as long as you exist, know, have, and cherish,
You have not been delivered, believe me, of your burden.
|-- from German Mystical Writings: Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Jacob Boehme, and others, Edited by Karen J. Campbell|