If you desire ease, forsake learning. If you desire learning, forsake ease.
If bliss is to scratch an itch, what greater bliss, no itch at all? So too, the worldly, desirous, find some bliss, But greatest is the bliss with no desire
It is said that “there is a self,” but “non-self” too is taught. The buddhas also teach there is nothing which is “neither self nor non-self.” Everything is real, not real; both real and not real; neither not real nor real: this is the teaching of the Buddha.
The nature of things is to have no nature; it is their non-nature that is their nature. For they have only one nature: no-nature.
Neither from itself nor from another, nor from both, nor without a cause, does anything whatever, anywhere arise.