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絕招


(1) 你知道我多擔心麼 ?
(2) 你做危險的事, 對我心臟不好.
(3) 記得麼? 平時我也叮囑你別冒險.
(4) 平安就好.

(日劇, 偽證破解專家, 特輯2)

Songs

防疫


妄借主耶穌曉示彼得的一句話,
年少時, 你自己束腰, 來去自如;
到老來, 伸出雙手, 任人束縛,
解到不願意去的地方. (約21:18)

蘇聯時期, 要拘禁政治犯,
扣上精神病人的襟牌, 便順理成章.
日後世道, 只要套上手環,
變成疫症隔離者, 差人當街押走, 人人喝采.

(借防疫之名, 行暴政之實,
電子監控, 在上者擴權,
也不必實實在在的一個手環,
機微細緻, 無孔不入.
靠的是集體歇斯底里.
在恐慌之中, 我們拱手讓出自由還額手稱慶.)

濁浪滔天,殘星隱沒,
還是主禱文來得簡潔直白:
(求父) 不叫我們陷於誘惑,
但救我們免於凶惡.

The Pope's Astronomer


The Pope's Astronomer - Sixty Symbols

(The title reminds us that) astronomy is the kind of thing you can't make a living at unless you have a patron, and in this case my patron is the Pope.

何止是天文學呢.

訪問中, 宗座天文學家談到, faith 的反面不是懷疑, 而是 certainty, 真有見地.

說起伽里略受審, 他點出當時正值三十年戰爭, 也很有意思.

言談間還有不少發人深省的見解.
雖然關於所謂宗教與科學問題, 略略有些避重就輕.




dense


密度高 dense = 重身, 重稱, 墜手
密度低 rare = 輕身, 輕稱, pau3 (porous)

密度 = 比重
mass density

number density 疏密
compact 密
sparse 疏

新舊約書目


聖經書目, 口訣: 三九廿七.
舊約 39 卷, 新約 27 卷, 共 66 卷.

* * *

(The Hebrew Bible 希伯來聖經)

舊約 39 卷, 依李思敬之說, 分經史子集四部.

經部, 即摩西五經, 創出利民申.

史部, 即前先知四卷,
約書亞, 士師記, 撒母耳(上下), 列王記.

子部, 即後先知四卷, 三大一小.
以賽亞, 耶利米, 以西結, 三大.
十二小先知, 一小.

集部, 藝文集, 即聖錄.
口訣是三五三, 或三五四,
詩箴, 節期, 歷史長篇.

詩箴三大卷, 詩篇, 箴言, 約伯.
節期五小卷, 雅歌, 路得記, 哀歌, 傳道書, 以斯帖.
被擄三部曲, 但以理, 拉+尼*, 歷代志(上下).

(*以斯拉+尼希米原為一卷)


* * *

(The Greek Bible 希臘文聖經)

新約 27 卷, 傳記, 書信, 啟示錄.

傳記, 即四福音及使徒行傳.
馬太, 馬可, 路加上下*, 約翰.
(*路加下, 即使徒行傳)

保羅書信十三卷, 分三組, (勉強比附聖錄三五三)
羅馬人書, 哥林多(前後), 加拉太,
以弗所, 腓立比, 歌羅西, 帖前帖後,
致提摩太(前後), 提多, 腓利門

其他書信八卷, 依次序分三組,
希伯來書, 雅各書,
彼得前後, 約翰一二三書,
猶大書

(其他書信或依作者分三組:
無署名一組, 即希伯來書一卷,
主兄弟一組, 即雅各猶大兩卷 (照傳統說法)
使徒二人一組, 即彼得約翰共五卷)

(至此, 5 + 8 = 13, 傳記 5, 其他 8, 保羅 13)


最後尚有 啟示錄 一卷

(13 + 13 = 26,
26 + 1 = 27)

phy notes


http://intranet.chw.edu.hk/~sci/phy/phy_notes.html

Do not be conformed to this world


Romans 12:2

New Jerasulem Bible, NJB
Do not model your behaviour on the contemporary world, but let the renewing of your minds transform you, so that you may discern for yourselves what is the will of God---what is good and acceptable and mature.


New English Bible, NEB
Adapt yourselves no longer to the pattern of this present world, but let your minds be remade and your whole nature thus transformed. Then you will be able to discern the will of God, and to know what is good, acceptable, and perfect.


Faraday (drama)


東海大學音樂系科學舞台劇:
讓世界動起來,法拉第的一生


星夜遠航
夜幕低垂,繁星明亮,
遙遠的天際傳來陣陣呼喚。
輕解小舟繫岸的繩索,
靜靜地滑入海中。

不再攜帶指示方位的羅盤,
不再恐懼兩旁的波浪,
我知道,此刻我終將親眼見到
那引導我一生的領航者。


綠袖子
我思斷腸 伊人何方 我命相許 捨身何妨
我魂相屬 日久月長 與卿相依 天老天荒
綠袖招引 我心歡唱 綠袖飄逸 我心痴狂
綠袖搖曳 我心流光 綠袖遠去 我心神傷
此生難忘 夢裡新娘 點燃心香 寄語上蒼
我情猶熾 不滅不斷 我愛依然 待伊歸鄉
難忘我夢裡新娘

綠袖子譯詞雖尚有點俗有堆切, 已經很不錯.

青蛙王子


時諧, 蛙:

池蛙:公主何為悲泣?
公主:咄!賤蛙,爾焉能爲我謀者?吾金球墮於池矣!

刁蠻潑辣, 躍於𥿄上

緊張關頭


真個是, 天堂門口也有通住地獄的捷徑. 逼得陳雲要直接寫英文.


Wan Chin, 2019-11-15

Wan Chin: Politicians in USA are puzzled by China's two-sided tactics in the HK Human Rights and Democracy Act. Such bifurcated approach of the CCP runs this way:

1. China keeps on lobbying US senators not to pass the HK Human Rights Act, which pressures China to keep her promise to allow HK full democracy. China cracks down the protest with the outlawed police force, but China says nothing against universal suffrage in Hong Kong.

2. China keeps on dragging about the trade deal and postponed it again and again. When China's lobbying plan in the Senate is about to succeed and the Senate postponed the passing of the Act to end of Spring 2020, China suddenly does the opposite. China invokes violent protests in HK by killing a protester who died openly in hospital, shot one unarmed protester in the street in front of the camera of TV press, and allow a rape case of a 16-year old pregnant protester girl to come to the press. All these cased were silenced and now suddenly made public and reported in the press, provoking an angry outbreak of citizens' protests. Police beat young people and grabbed teenage girls en masse and let them stand as POW's in the MTR train station and broadcast by the press. More people come to the streets and police pretended to chase protesters to university campuses and students set up protection units.

3. Brutal pictures are sent to USA and senators get provoked. And Joshua Wong and Nathan Law spoke to the goodman Senator Rubio to urge the passing of the Act. The good-hearted Senator Mitch McConnell hastened the process and would like the Act pass overnight. (suddenly suspended till Monday)

4. Question is: why China played an opposite game in the USA and HK, regarding the passing of the Act? Is the Act good for the communist?

Answer is: Please check the time-line I recorded above. Yes, the Act is good for the communist to drag USA into the quagmire of an East Berlin in Hong Kong while most US politicians were thinking that they are saving a West Berlin. Hong Kong in 2019, after 22 years of hand-over to China in 1997, is already East Berlin. When China refused to sign the trade deal with President Trump, Obama-style human rights diplomacy in Hong Kong is a good way for President Xi to spend a happy time with Trump and postpone the deadly trade deal. Trump will become Obama, or Clinton.

Analysis is: The communists are good at Marxist dialectics: They do two opposite things. One earlier, one later. One obvious, one hidden. With two approaches of the CCP at hand, the communists wish to hit the one-agenda of the Senate. Liberal-minded politicians in USA are too impatient to think twice and look at the full scene. Good for McConnell to suspend the process and allow everyone to cool down and think twice. Anyway, once the Act is passed, USA has to persuade China to make meetings in the People's Congress and pass decision to Hong Kong so that full democracy is possible in short term. President Trump may fly to Beijing to meet President Xi on that matter, as a bitter side-dish beyond the main course of the trade deal.

The Act was originally scheduled to pass at the end of Spring 2020. Four months for Trump to work on the trade deal. Why not get the trade deal signed and enforced first, before passing the act?



Wan Chin, 2019-11-16

Wan Chin: China wants the US Senate to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act too much that People's Liberation Army soldiers stationed in HK were deployed to clean the streets and clear the bricks put there by protesters a few days ago. These bricks and other obstacles were deliberately left there uncleared to show that HK is in a state of public disorder so that the police can do as they wish to beat up protesters, grab teenage girls for private use and shoot voluminous tear-gas to poison the neighbourhood. But today, suddenly the road blocks were removed and streets cleaned up and PLA soldiers formally deployed. We don't need PLA tto help, as we saw there were an out-numbering sum of full-gear anti-riot police standing by and doing nothing but safeguarding the PLA from any provocation by the residents. Why?

Here are the reasons. First, to urge the Senate to pass the HK Act and drag President Trump back to Obama- or Clinton-style human rights diplomacy with China, as Mr Mitch McConnell prolonged the Senate's hotline process to Monday. Xi Jinping knows too well that signing the trade deal means the end of CCP's economic monopoly in China and he wants to buy time to vacillate between human rights and trade deal.

Second, to test the US response to communist China's military operation in Hong Kong. According to HK law, PLA soldiers can only be deployed when HK falls in emergency state and the Chief Executive (now Carrie Lam) calls the Central Military Committee of CCP (now General Secretary Xi Jin-Ping) for permission to send troops out of the barracks. I am not sure the deployment of PLA troops today, camouflaged in common tees and shorts (their dress-code in silly Kung Fu performance), follows this due process and US government must ensure that whether HK is under martial control in emergency state. If so, Mr Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State should investigate as he said the US government won't rule out any options once the PLA soldiers are deployed in HK, as reported by the current issue of The Hill ("Pompeo: No US response ruled out in Hong Kong", 11/15/19 01:25 PM EST).

Mr Solomon Yue did a good job by raising the question.



Wan Chin, 2019-11-18:

Wan Chin: While solving the siege of the Polytechnic campus in Hong Kong, we need to see farther. Because the communists set up the plot of asking the students to stay in campus castle to fight and the communists order police to siege. It's a fake war, but suffering of kids there is real.

Let's see farther. End scenario for General Secretary Xi Jinping of CCP. Prospects for Hong Kong and China's prosperity and cooperation with USA.

1. First round of USA-China trade agreement will be signed, finally.

2. Xi's severe breach of human rights in Xinjiang (East Turkistan) and Hong Kong released and confirmed.

3. Xi committed serious political mistake while dragging about the trade deal (which is fair and good for both!), hurting China's economy and jeopardizing HK's autonomy and economy and destroying the solidarity between the Chinese and the Uighurs. This is fatal political mistake, even with CCP standard. Any leaders making such mistake must step down.

4. Xi is ousted. He steps down and a more pragmatic leadership of CCP come to power. Leading China's second round of open policy and democracy, starting with the SAR of Hong Kong. China will be open, free, gradually democratic and vibrant in culture, even better than 1980s.

5. After the democratisation of HK, with joint agreement with China, HK will run Chartered Cities in China with help of US-led consultancy and investment. In these HK chartered cities, common law of HK will be practised to protect property rights and human rights. Money and talents will come back to China. Free access to press and internet allowed. Culture life and confidence will be revived in HK and China, huge consumption for US goods and products!

6. General Secretary Xi is hindering the second open policy for China to promoting his own dictatorship plan of China Dream, which will lead China into a dead end and hamper regional stability of Asia.

Wan Chin, 2019-11-18

Wan Chin: It's a fake war in Hong Kong. The summoners are commies. The suppressors are commies. The cause is fake. But the victims are real, the dead bodies are real.
Sorry to have bothered you, President Trump. But your men in Hong Kong are partially, if not crucially, responsible for this fake war.

Wan Chin, 2019-11-19

Wan Chin: Hong Kong at the eve of Fall of Saigon. Please relax. Unless US government mis-responded to the fake war in HK, this won't happen.

The US government, in the Clinton and Obama adminstration, wrongly chose the Pan-Democrats in HK as opposition party to mis-represent the Hong Kong people. Mis-representation led to mis-response. The Pan-Democrats, unfortunately, are the absentee middle-class who earn their money in the China trade and cross-border professional services serving Corporate China and seek retirement in USA and Canada. They collaborate with China, earn big money and pretend to fight, which is somehow similar to the Clinton and Obama administration and the Wall Street Corporate America in the past China engagement policy.
During these months of freedom campaign, I advocated safe and an economically non-harming "Be Water" campaign, while the Pan-Democrats and their opinion leaders urge people to set up road-blocks and fight in encirclement, which end up in trapping protesters for police arrests and maltreatment. Economy and consumer confidence in HK suffered owing to such wrong tactics and fake war.

China is procrastinating the trade deal with USA and desperately wanted a human rights agenda to lock up President Trump and spoil his re-election to office in 2020. Xinjiang won't work too much, as compared to the metropolitan Hong Kong. So police keep bombarding the CBDs (Central Hong Kong two days ago and Tsimshatsui last night) and hitting foreign expats and journalists to make up a drama. I wish the US government stay calm and keep pressurizing China through trade measures and other economic sanctions.
When we Hongkongers raised the American flag, that's the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Good friends understand each other. State Secretary Mike Pompeo comforted us a lot by giving a great support for us in his recent speech on HK. A big thank you. And a good hug for President Trump.

Wan Chin, 2019-11-21

Wan Chin: The HK Human Rights Act was passed in the Senate today, marking the second round of USA-China confrontation. The China-American cold war will last for decades and America may not have the tact and patience to play the chess-game with the commies. Please watch out, my dear President Trump. You may stumble and fall in shame.

1. Trump's strategy laid bare: Trump starts the game. President Trump is squeezing China's US$ reserve, while General Secretary Xi is squeezing America's time for a trade deal. Trump adds the tariffs, cuts China's US$ intake and urged China to buy 50 billions US$ farm goods per year. Creating a US$ vacuum in China and forces China to let US banks, finance companies to run free business in China.
Trump shall win in the first round, and China may win in the second round. Trump may sit there for another term and suffer his mistakes he makes in his first term. Ending up leaving the White House in shame.

2. China's reaction under cover: shadows, breakouts and distractions. The Chinese communists got their power in the Sino-Japanese war in the 1930's and they managed to survive under the USA-supported Kuomintang armies. The communists broke into small units and broke out from the siege of the KMT.

Now the real game comes.

A. First, shadows. While being chased and about to be captured, the Chinese commies are good at changing the speed, going here and there, and breaking the promise every time before the agreement comes. The G20 summit in Osaka is the first time, the (cancelled) APEC in Chile is the second time. When all papers are prepared, Xi suddenly steps back and tear the agreement. He is a dictator. Trump is democratically elected. He suffers when he bragged about the coming deal, his election promise and God knows why he honours it, and suddenly went to bubbles. So Trump will give in. The first deal wasted Trump's half of his term of office. The second deal will probably ruin the remaining time of his term.

B. Breakouts and Distractions. The fake war (pl. refer to my former fb post) staged by the Pan-Democrats in the university campuses to entice police to storm and beat and torture and rape students drew the Senators' attention and tears. The tear gas in HK worked in Washington. The HK Human Rights Act is hastened to be passed, 4 months before the scheduled time, squeezing out Trumps time to deal with Xi. Trump seems to succumb to China but cutting tariffs or dropping out all the tariffs, disarming himself against China to desperately get the trade agreement. China used the worsened human rights conditions and public order and distraction to waste Trump's time.

The commies in China are no fools. They are ultimate survivors. How should Trump react? I talk about this in my private Salon speech and proposed a Trump cocktail therapy against the Chinese AIDS. Details withhold. The President would know by just reading the recipe's name I wrote here. Trump is the most intelligent and determined politician after Reagan. Super IQ and leadership. The problem is, Trump's Gorbachev is missing in China. He has to make one.

Wan Chin, 2019-11-23

Wan Chin: Thank you, President Trump for saving Hong Kong from the PLA massacre by calling General Secretary Xi Jinping to stop obliterating Hong Kong in 14 minutes. (The 14-minutes calculation show how accurately US know about HK's weakness and CCP's military ability) We were scared when US intelligence showed that ten thousand communist soldiers stationed near the border a few months ago and we thanked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice-President Pence for warning CCP against the use of force. But we didn't know that Trump personally phoned Xi and stopped him from the bravado. We are grateful for this wonderful friendship. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

We trust President Trump will do the most strategic choice when he is about to sign the prematurely passed Hong Kong Human Rights Bill four months ahead of time, stealing the President's time to deal with Xi.

The Chinese communists are cunning but they obey political realism in order to survive. The soviet communists were romantic and would choose a tragic end by Gorbachev. But not the CCP, the ultimate realists. The CCP only listen to the iron fist of military power and follow the heavy-handed and strong-minded.

As I analysed in my fb post two days ago, the main strategy between Trump and Xi is the squeezing of US$ for Xi through tariffs and the squeezing of time for Trump's first term of office through procrastination of trade deals and distraction of the Hong Kong human rights diplomacy. From a freedom fighter in Hong Kong with thirty years of close entanglement with the communists, I would advise the President to consider these:

1. Be heavy-handed and strong-minded: Keep the tariffs while making the preliminary trade deal, which is already a big concession from the all-round trade deal. Why cut the tariffs when China gain from the deal?

2. Xi squeeze Trump's time. Trump should return to Xi the double and let him feel the lovely pain: threat to take away Xi's permanent office as state head. A gesture of small-scale conflict in the South China Sea would cost Xi's office. A Chinese Gorbachev will be made to meet Trumps demand if Xi choose to remain romantic about his China Dream.

3. Meet the Hong Kong distraction head-on: support strongly the Hong Kong case and make it a prerequisite to the trade deal, otherwise double the tariffs and start new tariffs. Grab more corrupt cadres and spies overseas. This will cost CCP's double loss while they create a sideline in the HK issue.

The best way to protect Trump's nice friend Xi who is not so fit for his office is to put him down. That's the best protection Trump could offer to a nice friend. Trump will at the end save the lives of Hongkongers and the life of General Secretary Xi. Prosperity and stability in East Asia. World order changed. Big job done by the great and kind President Trump.

Wan Chin, 2019-11-26

Wan Chin: Hong Kong fell into the Alice in the Wonderland's rabbit hole of oblivion after last night's vote for an insignificant District Council. The fire for freedom was extinguished by the vote for the powerless but high-paying seats.

The War in Hong Kong is fake. But the killing, beating and mass systematic rape done to the protesters are real. The months-long protests and siege of the campuses costing the arrest and persecution of four thousands freedom fighters and numerous deaths were settled with the 80 seats gained by the Pan-Democrats in the consulting bodies of the District Councils.

The damaged Cross-habour Tunnel and metro railway suddenly resumed service this morning, although the government claimed they will be closed until late December to ensure safety of passengers.

The USA government supported a group of Democrats in HK to harness local unrest into controllable and short-lived campaigns, which can engage the communist regime as well as keeping the public order of this finance hub. However, the "Be Water" strategy and the uncompromisingly audacious activists over the past six months embarrassed the Democrats as well as the Communist regime. To settle this, before the District Council Election, the Democrats urged the brave activists to damage the Cross-harbour Tunnel and assemble in the Polytechnic, resulting in the brutal suppression and cruel siege by the police.

The merely symbolic revenge of voting on the election day the 24th November put an end to the campaign, leaving tens of thousands of activists in silent anger and sadness.

It's utter immorality and blatant betrayal.

The US government, esp. President Trump need to rethink whether such a China engaging agency cultivated during the Clinton and Obama administration in HK's political arena would still work, when the HK Human Rights Bill is to be practised here and universal suffrage granted. Otherwise the Fall of Saigon of 1975 will repeat itself in HK, because of fake representation and corrupt agency. Once USA loses its moral ground in HK, the commies will fight back.

Wan Chin, 2019-12-14

Wan Chin: President Trump finally did it right. He postponed the time for first-round trade agreement with General Secretary Xi to time after next November, after the presidential election 2020.
A successful move, finally. As I summarized before in my fb post, Trump takes away Xi's US$ reserve and Xi retaliate by taking away Trump's time of his first term of office. That's all about the USA-China chess game. So simple and yet so risky.

The problem is: why Trump allow Xi to take away Trump's time? It's a matter of relative velocity in physics. And Trump made a big big mistake in dealing with Communist China. If Trump didn't re-think his tactics, he will end up reaping a poor and shattering China, which he tried with all means to avoid at the very beginning. Now comes the simple high school physics, just an analogy of course:

1. Trump used a strategy of accelerating and adding up the tariffs on imported goods from China. And Xi wastes Trump's time by raising fake retaliating tariffs and a fake war on human rights and rule of law in Hong Kong. Xi knows too well than Trump's acceleration has a limit because Trump wants to reap a still rich and peaceful China, not a China shattered. So when Trump slowed down with tariffs, Xi speeds up with his fake war in Hong Kong, urging USA to pass a human rights bill prematurely to steal Trump's time.

2. What mis-calculation has Trump made? I would say mistake, or even gross blunder. Trump should do it the other way round: he should have increased all tariffs rocket-high and gave Xi a shock therapy and took away Xi's US$ and reaction time altogether. Experts in the White House and China-watchers in US think-tanks may not know this Taoist tactic: Seek life in death. Trump can only take China live by daring to push her to death.

Trump is a kind man. Xi will thank kind man Trump for saving Xi's office in exchange of Trump's.

年宵


吞聲忍語——日治時期香港人的集體回憶:

日治政府亦因此延長港九多處年宵露天市場的作業時間,以春節的喜慶來點綴飽經戰火洗禮的香港社會。

春秋筆法


陳雲:林鄭月娥會見負責港澳事務的中國副總理韓正之前,在上海被習近平截停,率先面談。
陪見的有主導香港事務的外交首長楊潔篪和王毅與在四中全會之後強調「公安姓黨」公安部長趙克志。

(陳雲仿孔子《春秋》筆法,報導完畢。)

果然是春秋筆法, 一字褒貶.

郁達夫譯徒然草


郁達夫選譯兼好法師徒然草數段

序 段

信無聊的自然,弄筆硯以終永日,將印上心來的無聊瑣事,渾渾沌沌,寫將下來,希奇古怪,倒著實也有點兒瘋狂的別趣。

第一段

卻說,人生斯世,誰也免不了有萬千的願望。天皇位居至尊,實在是誠惶誠恐,高不敢攀。皇族的枝枝葉葉,決非人間的凡種,其尊其貴,也是當然。一人之下,萬人之上的攝政關白的行狀,更可不必提起;就是尋常的朝貴,凡由天子敕賜隨身護衛之臣的,都是尊嚴無比之屬,他們的子子孫孫,即使淪落,也總帶有些嬌羞的風趣,別著幽閒。自此以下,若隨他風雲的身分,逢時得令之輩,則雖裝得滿面驕矜,自鳴得意,由旁邊的冷眼看來,可真一無足取了。

(攝政關白:朝廷重鎮,以現代官制來翻譯,應是執掌全權的內閣;輔成王的周公,挾天子的曹操,庶幾可以當得。)

像做僧侶的法師那麼不為人所欣羡的人,世上原也很少。清少納言所說的「被人家視同木屑」之話,真是一點兒也不錯。假令聲勢喧赫,即使做了有官有位的紅僧,也不見得怎麼樣的了不得;正如增賀聖僧之所言,徒囿役於世上的名聞,得毋背于佛爺的御教!不過一心專念,修道棄世之人,倒也頗有為我們所欣羡的地方。

(清少納言:《枕草紙》的作家,清原元輔之女,仕一條天皇皇后定子,與日本有數之女詩人紫式部齊名。增賀:參議橘恒平之子,系大和多武峰的高僧。)

容貌丰采的超群,原是凡人都在願望的盛事。發言有致而趣味津津,話不多談而使人相對不厭,豈非很好。至若外貌堂堂而語言乏味,終於被人看出下劣的本性,那又是痛心的恨事了。

人品容貌原是天生成的,可是人的心,卻為什麼不可以賢之更賢,精益求精地改移呢?本來是容貌根性都好的人,若沒有了才學,交錯入人品不高、容顏卑惡的群中,並且還更比他們不上而被壓倒的時候,這才真是意外的醜事。

真正的可貴可慕之事,是有用的實學、文字的製作、和歌的賦詠、音樂弦管的才能、故實禮義的精通與夫朝廷典禮的諳熟,要使都足為人家的模範,才有意思。手筆佳靈而流利,歌聲嘹亮而中拍,逢人勸酒,謙讓有加,一若非辭不可的苦事,但結果倒也能傾吞下三杯兩盞的男子,才是真真的好漢。

第三段

凡百事情樣樣堪能,而獨不解好色的男子,實在是太孤冷的人,大約同一隻玉杯的無底,是一樣的風情。要每被晨霜朝露所淋沾,彷徨漂泊無定所,心懷著父母的訓誡、社會的譏訕,時時刻刻方寸不安,並且還要常常也成獨宿的孤眠,而不能安睡終宵者,才覺得其味無窮。可是,也不要一味的惑於女色,由女人看來覺得也不是輕易可以到手的男子,那才是更妙更佳的神技。

第五段

並非是為了身逢不幸,沉入憂思,即使毫無遠慮地落髮而為僧,但將禪門常閉,使人不知主人的在否,別無期待,只一個人朝朝暮暮在那裡過活下去,就此行徑,豈不甚美。善哉顯基中納言之言,他似乎這麼的說過:「要並無罪名,而在極邊的徒流之所,看天而玩月。」這話實在說得不錯。

(顯基中納言:即權中納言源顯基,為大納言俊賢之次子,仕後一條天皇,皇崩後,在大原出家為僧。)

第六段

無論己身高貴的人,更況且並不足道的常人,總還是沒有兒子的好。前中書王、九條的太政大臣、花園的左大臣都願意沒有子孫。大鏡的作者,也借世繼翁所談的故事,評染殿的大臣說:「子孫總是沒有的好,後代不振,實在是一件壞事。」聖德太子於生前築生壙的時候,據說也曾這樣的說過:「這兒把我切了,那兒把我開斷了,我原不想有子孫的。」

(前中書王即兼明親王,醍醐天皇的皇子,善詩文,仕至中務卿,故曰中書。九條太政大臣即藤原伊通,仕二條天皇,有二子,俱早歿。花園左大臣即源有仁,輔仁親王之子,歷仕鳥羽、崇德、近衛的三朝,保延二年進位左大臣。聖德太子,用明天皇的長子,入承推古天皇,為皇太子,日本佛教的興隆,實聖德太子一人之功。)

第七段

愛宕山野的朝露,鳥部山麓的青煙,若永無消失的時候。為人在世,也像這樣的長活下去,那人生的風趣,還有什麼?正唯其人世之無常,才感得到人生有味。

統觀生物,只有人最長命。蜉蝣不知朝暮,夏蟬不識春秋。胸懷曠達,悠悠而但過一年,也已經是無上的妙境了。貪多無厭,雖過千年,也不過像是一宵的短夢。在這個住不到頭的世界,徒贏得了衰遲的醜相,終於有何益處?壽命長了,恥辱也多。最多是活上了將近四十而死,那便是頂漂亮的處置。

過了這一個年紀,就再也沒有自慚形穢之心,只想在人前露面,直到夕陽的晚境,還愛子孫,預測著兒孫的騰達飛黃,徒深貪圖苟活的心思,凡百的情趣,一概不知,老年醜態,就將畢露了。

第八段

人世上惑人之事,無如色欲,人心真是愚妄的東西。香料的熏添,本屬假暫,明知衣上的濃香,為時不久,但對於難耐的芳馨,也必勢難自禁,少不得鹿衝心頭。久米仙人見了水邊洗物的女人白腿,便失神通,實在是為了手足皮膚的純美,肥白光鮮,不同凡豔,他的從空下墜,也是應該。

(注)元亨釋書十八:久米仙人,和州上郡人。入深山,學仙法,食松葉,服薜荔。一旦騰空,飛過故里,會婦人以足踏浣衣,其脛甚白,忽生染心,即時墜落。