Rest and unrest derive from illusion;
with enlightenment there is no liking and disliking.
All dualities come from ignorant inference.
They are like dreams of flowers in air:
foolish to try to grasp them.
Gain and loss, right and wrong;
such thoughts must finally be abolished at once.
from the book Hsin-Hsin Ming: Verses on the Faith-Mind
translated by Richard B. Clarke
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