Birds are ill at ease in high winds and pelting rain,
Grasses and trees rejoice in sunshine and gentle breezes.
Just as heaven and earth needs harmony every day,
So every day the human heart needs happiness.
If you enjoy these excerpt, buy the book, Hong, Zicheng; Aitken, Robert (2006), Vegetable Roots Discourse: Wisdom from Ming China on Life and Living, Avalon Publishing Group.