took all his disciples with him and jumped into the river K'uan;
- As a tribute to his eminent virtue.
upon which the various feudal princes mourned for three years,
- They did not resign their fiefs at his example.
and Shên T'u Ti had the river filled up.
- Fearing similar ill-advised acts. For names, see pp. 6, 72.
"The raison d'être of a fish-trap is the fish. When the fish is caught, the trap may be ignored. The raison d'être of a rabbit-snare is the rabbit. When the rabbit is caught the snare may be ignored. The raison d'être of language is an idea to be expressed. When the idea is expressed, the language may be ignored. But where shall I find a man to ignore language, with whom I may be able to converse?"