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Favor and disfavor have been called equal worries,
Success and failure have been called equal ailments.

How can favor and disfavor be equal worries?
Because winning favor burdens a person with the fear of losing it.

How can success and failure be equal ailments?
Because a person thinks of the personal body as self.

When a person no longer considers themselves only a body,
Neither success nor failure can ail them.
One who knows their lot to be the lot of all other people
Is a safe person to guard them.

One who recognizes all people to be members of their own body
Is a sound person to guard them.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27