"As long as you cling to your self, you will wander right and left, day and night, for thousands of years; and when, after all that effort, you finally open your eyes, you will see your self, through inherent defects, wandering round itself like the ox in a mill; but, if, once freed of your self, you finally get down to work, this door will open to you within two minutes."
what you know, be serene also, like a mountain; and do not be distressed
by misfortune. Knowledge without serenity is an unlit candle; together
they are honey-comb; honey without wax is a noble thing; wax without
honey is only fit for burning."