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when the moment of action comes ? If now is the time for fever, take your fever in the right way ; if for thirst, thirst in the right way ; if for hunger, hunger aright. Is it not in your power? Who will hinder you? The physician will hinder you from drinking, but he cannot hinder you from thirsting aright : he will hinder you from eating, but he cannot hinder you from hungering in the right way.
'But I want to study.'
Why are you a student ? Slave, is it not that you may be happy and have peace of mind ? Is it not that you may conform to nature and so live your life ? What hinders you in a fever from keeping your Governing Principle in accord with nature ? Here is the test of the matter, this is how the philosopher is proved. For fever too is a part of life, like walking, sailing, travelling. Do you read when you are walking? No. Nor do you in a fever : but if you walk aright, you have done your part as a walker ; if you bear your fever aright, you have done your part as a sick man. What does bearing fever rightly mean ? It means not to blame God or man, not to be crushed by what happens, to await death in a right spirit, to do what you are bidden ; when the physician comes in, not to be afraid of what he .may say, and if he says, 'You are doing well', not to be overjoyed : for what good is there in that ? What good had you when you were in health ? It means not to be disheartened if he says, ` You are doing badly '; for what does ` doing badly ' mean ? It means drawing near the dissolution of the soul from the body. What is there to fear in that ? If you do not draw near now, shall you not draw near later ?
I have submitted my will to God. He wills that I should have a fever ; I will it too. He wills that I should have an impulse. I will it too. He wills that I should will to get a thing. I too will it. He wills that I should get something, and I wish it ; He wills that I should not, I wish it no more.

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