169 Learning or living
Everywhere books about former and later events,
Hardship and danger, coming and going disasters;
It seems a timely cool breeze comes up,
A small boat crosses over to distant mountains.
170 A new spring
Don't sigh about flowers gone,
Blossoms open up on dry trees;
Home of the awakening spring,
Happiness and many smiles.
One enterprise turns into emptiness,
One enterprise succeeds happily;
When it looks like one meets honest people,
The heart can rely on support and trust.
172 Inspiring beauty
A desire to reach the rabbit in the moon,
Has to be based on the touch of peaches and plums;
In the high mountains a guide arrives,
Double happiness shines on your brows.
Peaches and plums: the beauty of a woman.
173 Good and even better
Matters succeed, no agonies of worry,
A spring breeze and genuine happiness.
Furthermore you lower a 3 foot fishing line,
Proud of yourself you capture a fresh fish.
春風: spring breeze; with happy smiles; in a pleasant atmosphere.
174 Socializing has to be learned
Then full and then dark,
Then dark and then again full,
Modestly and meticulously you want to socialize,
The time will come when you begin to see progress.
Full and dark like the moon.
175 Acknowledging the danger
Riding a sick horse,
Along a dangerous slope,
Guard against tumbling
Watch out for slipping and falling.
蹉跎 Slip and fall, miss a chance.
176 Singing in the rapids
Two events are in harmony together today,
A small boat and a good wind;
A charming trip, proud of yourself,
Singing in the rapids.
177 Hidden treasure
White jade covered with dust,
Gold buried in the earth;
But yet man has to raise them up.
Connections with higher ones are not stable,
Connections with lower ones are not harmonious;
Bothering each other and disturbing each other,
Sudden unforeseen trouble.
179 Don't let it bother you
Smiling in the rear.
It is best to walk the middle road
Seeking a place ends promising,
No need to wrinkle the eyebrows.
Wan and thin and no-one asks,
In the woods one hears the cuckoo,
The sound of a bamboo flute under the mountain moon,
An endless flow of tears trickling down.
181 Lofty Míngshān
The fragrance of Water Chestnut and Lotus in your chamber: receiving great favors
The spirit of sweet-scented Osmanthus now in the garden: new seal and ribbon
Henceforth a prestige like the lofty mountain Míngshān
Rising to the glory of statemanship in a top position.
Blossoms falling right when spring comes,
A traveler halfway his journey;
Matters don't yet succeed simply,
Impeded for two or three ten-day periods.
旬ten day period, the ancient 'week'.
A desire to move and yet standing still,
Pacing back and forth endlessly;
Wavering and without vigor,
Once you stop then stop.
184 A Dragon meeting
In your heart matters are good and correct,
Social relations are not yet complete;
Meeting a dragon in addition is auspicious,
People and the moon unite satisfactorily for a long time.
龍Dragon; dragon-year or -person, beneficial bringer of rain, imperial, a feature in festivals: Dragon Boat Festival (summer solstice) and 'Dragon dance' in many others.
185 Dream and future
An inner dream speaks of mountains as barriers
And deep waves wich make fishing difficult
You hope for profits and fame in the end
Right now there is no smile yet.
186 A path through the clouds
Three arrows open a path through the clouds,
In a matter of days the accomplishment you seek;
A lot of free time blathering
Turns into laughter and singing.
雲路 cloud path: official rank.
187 Come out of the door
Stop sentimental attachment,
It is harming the future,
And ends in noisy confusion,
Come out of the front entrance and courtyard.
188 Wind and moon
Over a vast distance great waves calm down
From morning till night leisure in wind and moon
Nothing stands in way of profits and fame
A journey away from the heavy concerns.
風月 Wind and moon: beautiful scenery, romance.
重關A series of fortified passes; heavy concerns.
189 Tigers and dragons
Longing for plums, starving for the pie in the sky,
Overflowing work of the brain, add to that capturing shadows.
You encounter tigers and dragons,
Forces which might make you aware.
畫餅 pie in the sky: illusions.
畫餅充飢 lit. to allay one's hunger using a picture of a cake: to feed on illusions (idiom)
勞心 Work of the brain: worry
虎龍 Tigers and dragons: courage and (benign) rulership.
190 Medicine for the heart
Matters are confused but your heart is not confused,
Matters are relaxed but your heart is not relaxed;
In a court is a happy and joyous assembly,
Soon you come out of the heavy concerns.
重關 Heavy concerns or a series of fortified passes.
191 A message
Crossing in the middle of the night but there is no boat,
Terrifying waves intimidate and lash at heaven,
A slanted moon and thin clouds.
People spread the message.
192 Ostrich policy
Matters seem on hold,
People do not lift their head,
Contacts are closed off,
They wish to see nothing.
出頭 Lift their head: free themselves.