Garden of Serenity

From A Chinese Garden of Serenity (1959), by Hung Tzu-ch’eng, translated by Chao Tze-chiang:

If I gain by my use of objects, I am not glad; and if I lose, I am not sad. For the good earth amply provides transcendental bliss. If I overcome my enslavements by objects, I am hated; and if I accord with them, I am loved. So love and hatred, even in the slightest degree, produce bondage.

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