If you’ve come to hate the world

If you’ve come to hate the world, you’ve escaped sorrow. But if you still have an attachment to anything visible, you’re not yet delivered from grief. For how is it possible not to be sad at the loss of something we love? We need to have great vigilance in all things.

Based on St John of the Ladder

In this photo, a monk is collecting loquats which are later served at the common meal.