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Chuang Tzu Story - A Pearl Under the Chin of the Black Dragon (骊龙颔下珠)
05-02-2013, 10:33 AM
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Chuang Tzu Story - A Pearl Under the Chin of the Black Dragon (骊龙颔下珠)
There was a man who, having had an interview with the king of Sung, and been presented by him with ten carriages, showed them boastfully to Kwang-tsze, as if the latter had been a boy. Kwang-tsze said to him, 'Near the Ho there was a poor man who supported his family by weaving rushes to form screens. His son, when diving in a deep pool, found a pearl worth a thousand ounces of silver. The father said, "Bring a stone, and break it in pieces. A pearl of this value must have been in a pool nine khung deep, and under the chin of the Black Dragon. That you were able to get it must have been owing to your finding him asleep. Let him awake, and the consequences to you will not be small!" Now the kingdom of Sung is deeper than any pool of nine khung, and its king is fiercer than the Black Dragon. That you were able to get the chariots must have been owing to your finding him asleep. Let him awake, and you will be ground to powder.'


人有见宋王者,锡车十乘,以其十乘骄稚庄子。庄子曰:“河上有家贫恃纬萧而食者,其子没于渊,得千金之珠。其父谓其子曰:‘取石来锻之!夫千金之珠,必在九重之渊而骊龙颔下,子能得珠者,必遭其睡也。使骊龙而寤,子尚奚微之有哉!’今宋国之深,非直九重之渊也;宋王之猛,非直骊龙也;子能得车者,心遭其睡也。使宋王而寤,子为粉夫!
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