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There is a harsh asceticism at one extreme, and an easy self-indulgence at the other. On the Long Path the seeker wars wearily between the two and lives in a state of unceasing tension. But on the Short Path, the tension ends as he rises above the plane of opposition upon which they exist.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 60

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