16.1 You may, as a learned man, indulge in wealth, activity and meditation, but your mind will
still long for that which is the cessation of desire, and beyond all goals.
16.2 It is because of effort that everyone is in pain, but no-one
realizes it. By just this simple
instruction, the lucky one attains tranquility.
16.3 Happiness belongs to no-one but that supremely lazy man for whom even opening and
closing his eyes is a bother.
16.4 When the mind is freed from such pairs of opposites as, I have done this, and I have not
done that, it becomes indifferent to merit, wealth, sensuality and liberation.
16.5 One man is abstemious and averse to the senses, another is greedy and attached to them,
but he who is free from both taking and rejecting is neither abstemious nor greedy.