and with independent mind walk ever in the way of Tao.
"Do not swerve from the path of virtue; do not bring about your own good deeds,—lest your labour be lost. Do not make for wealth; do not aim at success,—lest you cast away that which links you to God.
"Pi Kan was disembowelled. Tzŭ Hsü had his eyes gouged out.
- Better known as Wu Yüan. See p. 112. He expressed a wish to be buried on the road to the Yüeh State that he might witness the defeat of the Wu State. Whereupon the prince of the latter State at once had him deprived of sight.
Such was the fate of loyalty.
"Chih Kung bore witness against his father. Wei Sheng was drowned. Such are the misfortunes of the faithful.
"Pao Chiao dried up where he stood. Shen Tzŭ would not justify himself.
- He would not defend himself against a charge of putting poison in his father's food.
Such are the evils of honesty.
"Confucius did not visit his mother.
- There is no authority for this statement.
K'uang Tzŭ did not visit his father.
- By whom he had been turned out of doors.
Such are the trials which come upon the upright.
"The above instances have been handed down to us from antiquity and are discussed in modern