Avoid attachment to both what is pleasant
And what is unpleasant.
Losing the pleasant causes grief.
Dwelling on the unpleasant also causes grief.

Do not cling to the pleasant.
Let it pass,
So that the separation will not diminish you.

Sorrow springs from affection.
Fear springs from affection.
To loosen those bonods
Is to be free from sorrow and fear.

Sorrow springs from indulgence in sensual pleasures.
Fear springs from indulgence in sensual pleasures.
Whoever is free from such indulgence
Knows neither sorrow nor fear.

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