THEN, WHAT'S THE WAY?

You may ask, "If worldly life is so difficult, then what is the way?"

The way is constant practice. At Kamarpukur I have seen the women of the carpenter families flattening rice with a husking-machine. They are always fearful of the pestle's smashing their fingers; and at the same time they go on nursing their children and bargaining with customers. They say to the customers, "Pay us what you owe before you leave." (194)