40. Being in the World Without Misery
What has been long neglected cannot be restored immediately.
Ills that have been accumulating for a long time cannot be cleared away immediately.
One cannot enjoy oneself forever.
Human emotions cannot be just right.
Calamity cannot be avoided by trying to run away from it.
Anyone working as a teacher who has realized these five things can be in the world without misery.
letter to Master Xiang