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Tsang-tsze was residing in Wei. He wore a robe quilted with hemp, and had no outer garment; his countenance looked rough and emaciated; his hands and feet were horny and callous; he would be three days without lighting a fire; in ten years he did not have a new suit; if he put his cap on straight, the strings would break; if he drew tight the overlap of his robe, his elbow would be seen; in putting on his shoes, the heels would burst them. Yet dragging his shoes along, he sang the 'Sacrificial Odes of Shang' with a voice that filled heaven and earth as if it came from a bell or a sounding stone. The Son of Heaven could not get him to be a minister; no feudal prince could get him for his friend. So it is that he who is nourishing his mind's aim forgets his body, and he who is nourishing his body discards all thoughts of gain, and he who is carrying out the Tâo forgets his own mind.


曾子居卫,缊袍无表,颜色肿哙,手足胼胝。三日不举火,十年不制衣,正冠而缨绝,捉衿而肘见,纳屦而踵决。曳縰而歌《商颂》,声满天地,若出金石。天子不得臣,诸侯不得友。故养志者忘形,养形者忘利,致道者忘心矣。
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