169 Living now
Everywhere books about past and future events
Hardships and dangers disasters coming and leaving
It seems a timely cool breeze comes up
A small boat crossing over to the distant mountains
170 Don’t regret what is gone
Don’t sigh about flowers gone
Blossoms open on bare trees
Home of the awakening spring
Happiness and many smiles
花開: blossoms open; tearful.
One enterprise turns into emptiness
One enterprise succeeds happily
When it looks like you meet a reliable person
In your gut you feel confidence and trust
口邊: ‘mouth limit’, with common sense, reliable.
172 A touch of love
A desire to reach the rabbit in the moon
Must be based on a touch of peach and plum blossoms
In the high mountains a guide comes
Double happiness shines on your brows
Peaches and plums: the beauty of a woman.
173 Good and even better
do not be consumed by worry
A spring breeze and genuine happiness
Moreover you lower three feet of fishing line
Proud of yourself you capture a fresh fish
憂煎: ‘worry fried’: in agonies of worry
春風: spring breeze; with happy smiles; in a pleasant atmosphere.
174 Socializing is a skill
Full and again dark
Dark and again full
Very lowly and very meticulously you need to socialize
The time will come when you begin to see progress
Full and dark like the moon.
175 Heed 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
Today two events are in harmony together
A small boat and a favorable wind
A charming trip and pride in yourself
Singing in the rapids
177 Hidden treasure
White jade covered with dirt
Gold buried in the earth
Still man has to raise them up
Connections with higher ones are not stable
Connections with lower ones not harmonious
Bothering each other and disturbing each other
Wind and waves from level land
179 Smiling in the rear
Smiling in the rear
It is best to walk the middle road
Seeking a place ends promising
No need to wrinkle the eyebrows
180 Empty words
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 intimate favors
The time of the spirit of the laurel in your garden: new seal and ribbon
Henceforth a prestige like the lofty mountain Míngshān
Rising to the glory of statesmanship in a top position
Blossoms fading right when spring arrives
A traveler halfway his journey
Matters not yielding results right away
They get impeded for two or three weeks
旬ten day period, the ancient 'week'.
A desire to move and yet standing still
Pacing back and forth endlessly
Wavering and without vigor
If you can stop then stop
184 Meeting a dragon
In your heart matters are peaceful
Social relations are not yet complete
Meeting a dragon there is still auspiciousness
People and the moon always become full again
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 No smile yet
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 you come upon success
All the gossip and slander
Turn into laughter and singing
雲路 cloud path: official rank.
187 Out of the courtyard
Stop sentimental attachment
It harms the future
In the end it causes confusion
Come out of the courtyard
188 Wind and moon
Calm billows over a vast distance
An entire day of leisure in a beautiful scenery
Nothing stands in the way of profits and fame
A journey away from 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
The brain overflowing with activity
Add to that grasping 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 gathering
Before long you come out of your heavy concerns
重關 Heavy concerns or a series of fortified passes.
191 A message
Around midnight crossing but there is no boat
Terrifying intimidating waves lash at heaven
A slanted moon and thin clouds
Someone passes on a message
192 No wish to see
Matters seem on hold
People do not lift their head
Contacts are closed off
They don’t want to meet
出頭 Lift their head: free themselves.