Pathways of Buddhist Thought, London 1971, p. 39,40

Good and Bad

But there is, in the last analysis, no 'entirely good' and 'lasting' individual thing or state discoverable anywhere. Whatever appears good melts away in the end. But the subconscious cheating of the mind seizes on the good, and rejects, and forgets, that it melts away. By a 'sleight of mind' that is one of the consciousness's essential functions, the fancy is presented that it is possible to skim the good off the world, like cream off a bowl of milk, and live in that cream in 'eternal bliss'. But, alas, like the cream, the bowl of heavenly bliss is not permanent."