When you or someone else likes being together with those whom you love, why do you dislike parting from the? Meeting and parting are seen to go together. After a meeting has taken place, a parting will necessarily follow. Consequently, even though meeting causes pleasure, since the end is painful, you should attain liberation, which is free of both.

Four Illusions: Candrakirti’s Advice for Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path