There is a sovereign royalty in taking no thought for oneself. To have needs is to assert a weakness; to claim something proves that we lack what we claim. To desire is to be impotent; it is to recognise our limitations and confess our incapacity to overcome them. If only from the point of view of a legitimate pride, man should be noble enough to renounce desire.

Absence of Desire
Luminous and fragrant, it expresses both peace and joy.

Atalantia monophylla
Small fragrant white four-petalled flowers with a tiny central cup; borne in clusters among the leaves. A small thorny tree with glossy deep green leaves.

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