337 Destiny has its time
You can't haggle about everything,
all one's life one is full of arranging one's destiny.
Do not doubt, inherent destiny has its time,
you will get your share,
being busy unnecessarily raises dust.
338 Troubled heart.
A small troubled heart not yet willing to rest,
For fluffy flowers it is difficult to stay gorgeous in the spring rain;
Proud of oneself one takes a leave for rest,
Frustrated one takes a leave for rest,
The immortals only plan and prepare once.
一片 Small: one slice.
339 Two yin qi, one yang qi.
Two women and one man,
High and low are not mutually attached;
Feminine energy takes advantage of yang,
Therefore consuming it and emptying it.
340 A pair of swallows
A pair of swallows returns to the south of the country
They come to seek the home of the Wang and Xie families
The magnificent halls are silent in the spring days
This place used to support their livelihood.
燕 Swallow also means pleasure.
This poem is about the swallows of Wang and Xie
341 Obstructed destiny.
An obstructed destiny, the time is averse,
Calamity brings disaster, exhausting physically,
A full moon in Heaven, it does not look after me,
Afflicted in my relation, sick and therefore in danger.
Full moon or: looking up at the ancestors.
342 The Heavenly Terrace
Gathering medicinal herbs in Tiāntāi, I was lost at a turn of the road
Peach blossoms and flowing water compose a beautiful moment
In the spring breeze many singing birds make you think of love
Pass on the message that Master Liú will not return for the time being
Identical to LingQiJing 334.
This poem is about Liu An and Tiantai
343 The ferry of salvation
Coming from the warmth into the cold,
Clad only in thin clothes,
I go to the ferry of salvation,
It is hard to solve flagrant mistakes.
慈航 boat of love, 〈Budd.〉 the ferry of salvation
344 Childish pride
Taking small amounts
Adding them to a big cup,
Until it is full and even overflowing,
The child is contented.
Who says that a home town has no flavor,
Drifting about across lakes and seas to the far corners of the earth,
You are allowed to sigh;
At mid-autumn the moon is hiding,
In spring the rain is pouring,
So many flowers wither,
A traveler on a long journey will always remember home.
天涯 heaven's border. Drifting about: the fade and fall of leaves.
中秋 mid-autumn (Festival).
346 One arrow
The clouds disperse and the moon is high in the sky,
When a cow walks ahead of a horse they will catch up later;
Stretch the spring of the bow defending the region,
In the past one arrow decided the result.
Or: You meet in front of the cows and behind the horses.
347 Escorted by the wind
A horse goes forward slowly on its journey,
The moon sinks into the Western sea and the sun rises in the East;
When luck comes there is no need for mental or physical effort,
The wind escorts you and rivers and lakes are clear over great distances.
348 A gentleman does not hate
Clouds spread out, mountains make boundaries, water is boundless and indistinct,
A thousand li far away you gaze to your distant hometown,
In the face of obstructions and disastrous affairs a gentleman does not hate,
He rests at the door melancholy, standing in the setting sun.
349 A quiet stream
Wind and waves already stop now,
Boat and oar meet a quiet stream,
From then on honor and rank succeed,
Why would you sigh about old age.
舟楫 Boat and oar can also mean capable assistants.
風波 Wind and waves: disturbances.
350 On a horse fast like the wind
You arrived at safe and sound fields,
After a journey of a great distance across rivers and mountains;
And places where green fragrant herbs grow,
On light horse's hooves swift as the wind.
In autumn the powers of vulture and hawk turn fierce,
Riding the wind, spreading their wings, they reach the toad's palace.
As for glory and splendor, should you ask when they will come,
Sooner or later your fame will extend throughout the nine directions.
Identical to Lingqijing 023.
352 Cat and mouse
A rat creates havoc all night not allowing you peace,
A cat mewls once and you get several nights of peace and tranquility;
How could man not recognize the beasts,
Their features are very distinct.
Features: 理 principles
Two people at the side,
The sun shines from above,
Shining on your feelings.
The suggestions of the old immortals were not bright.
This verse is about the character 得 'achieving': move + sun + inch.
仙機 The prophetic or suggestion made by a god.
354 Hide your light
The Dao of the noble ones disperses,
The Dao of petty people is growing,
Yin energy stagnates, yang energy looks plain.
O what to do!
Smart merchants hide inside.
良Smart, good, intuïtive.
Going to Cháng'ān,
In the North-east corner,
Meeting at the gate of the heavenly palace,
There is the place to be.
長安 Cháng'ān: capital of China in the Han/Tang dynasties.
356 Healing herbs
Walking slowly into Heaven's terrace,
For information to get better,
There is a recluse collecting healing herbs,
His abode surrounded by spring scenery.
357 Just do it
Turning it over in your mind during one night,
Is inferior to getting the work done at once,
In addition it seems a mistake,
Irritation and anger reach lungs and liver.
358 It is the heart which counts
Being careful and couragious,
You can succeed in an admiral's position,
Advance courageously ahead,
Why concern your mind with success or failure,
It is the heart which grasps achievements surely.
The enemy will certainly experience trouble.
359 Heaven cares
Heaven cares for people who practise ascetism,
So they don't end up falling in the world of human society;
Then they have peace of mind and can see Dao,
In disorder one loses one's true spirit.
360 Fish on the mountain
Catching rhino's in the abyss,
Seeking fish on the mountain,
Indulging from morning till dusk;
Achievements are negative and strengths are abandoned,
You have the ability to complete numerous plans.