209 He who gives himself to vanity, and does not give himself to meditation, forgetting the real aim of life and grasping at pleasure, will in time envy him who has exerted himself in meditation.
210 Let no man ever look for what is pleasant, or what is unpleasant. Not to see what is pleasant is pain, and it is pain to see what is unpleasant.
211 Let, therefore, no man love anything; loss of the beloved is evil. Those who love nothing and hate nothing, have no fetters.
212 From pleasure comes grief, from pleasure comes fear; he who is free from pleasure knows neither grief nor fear.
213 From affection comes grief, from affection comes fear; he who is free from affection knows neither grief nor fear.
214 From lust comes grief, from lust comes fear; he who is free from lust knows neither grief nor fear.
215 From love comes grief, from love comes fear; he who is free from love knows neither grief nor fear.
216 From greed comes grief, from greed comes fear; he who is free from greed knows neither grief nor fear.
217 He who possesses virtue and intelligence, who is just, speaks the truth, and does what is his own business, him the world will hold dear.
218 He in whom a desire for perfection has sprung up, who is satisfied in his mind, and whose thoughts are not bewildered by love, he is known as one who is crossing the river of life.
219 Kinsmen, friends, and lovers salute a man who has been long away, and returns safe from afar.
220 In like manner his good works receive him who has done good, and has gone from this world to the other;—as kinsmen receive a friend on his return.