I condemn myself [for the past] ， and will be on my guard against future calamit y .
I will have nothing to do with a wasp ，
To seek for myself its painful sting .
At first ， indeed ， the thing seemed but a wren ，
But it took wing and became a [large] bird .
I am unequal to the many difficulties of the kingdom ；
And I am placed in the midst of bitter experiences .