328. 目的次第で苦は喜と化す
道楽でする事は苦しいと止める。苦しんでも止められないのは、目的が控へてゐるからである。商人は金儲けが目的で、苦しんでも商売は止められず、政治家は名利が目的で、苦しんでも政治は止められぬ。
その所謂目的が、自我の為ならざる大願である時、苦しみは遂に愉悦となり、力となる。
Pain May Become Joy   
WHEN pleasures become pain, we give them up. When we refuse to stop a certain thing, even though it is painful, it is because there is a purpose behind it. The tradesman's purpose is the making of money, and however painful it may become, he will not cease his trading. The politicians seek fame, and however painful it may become, he will not give up his political life. But when the so-called purpose is not our own gain, but some great good, then pain becomes pleasure, becomes power.