Chinese Wisdom for Contemplation 3

The sage is a spiritual being.
Even if great oceans burned up, he would not feel hot.
Even if the great rivers are frozen, he would not feel cold.
And even if terrific thunder were to break up mountains and the wind were to upset the sea, he would not be afraid.
Being such, he mounts upon the clouds and forces of heaven, rides on the sun and the moon, and roams beyond the four seas.
Neither life no death affects him.
How much less can such matters as gain and loss?
— Chuang Tzu (399-295 BC)
The Chuang Tzu, Ch. II

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