(Even) if you are fortunate and a powerful monarch,(yet) Fortune is other than you: one day Fortune goes,
And you are left destitute like beggars. Be you your own fortune, O elect one!
When you are your own fortune , O man of Reality, then how will you, who are Fortune, lose yourself?
How will you lose yourself, O man with goodly qualities, when your Essence has become your kingdom and riches?
Translated by R.A Nicholson