Two Questions
In life there is an ordinary question
whose answer is the key
to the door between being and not-being,
between acceptance and rejection,
between selfhood and slavehood.

When a man’s thirst for knowledge is too easily
it would be well
to examine the real value of what he lives by:
though he may be informed,
he may not be free.

But if he asks the important question
as to the nature of things,
persisting till he gets the answer
that opens the way to objective truth,
then he is a free spirit who measures the sky.