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Chuang Tzu Story - Joyful and Glad (欣欣然而乐与)
12-28-2011, 12:50 PM
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Chuang Tzu Story - Joyful and Glad (欣欣然而乐与)
Forests and marshes make me joyful and glad; but before the joy is ended, sadness comes and succeeds to it. When sadness and joy come, I cannot prevent their approach; when they go, I cannot retain them. How sad it is that men should only be as lodging-houses for things, (and the emotions which they excite)! They know what they meet, but they do not know what they do not meet; they use what power they have, but they cannot be strong where they are powerless. Such ignorance and powerlessness is what men cannot avoid. That they should try to avoid what they cannot avoid, is not this also sad?

山林与,皋壤与,使我欣欣然而乐与!乐未毕也,哀又继之。哀乐之来,吾不能御,其去弗能止。悲夫,世人直为物逆旅耳!夫知遇而不知所不遇,知能能而不能所不能。无知无能者,固人之所不免也。夫务免乎人之所不免者,岂不亦悲哉!
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