No. 87 – Oblivion of Self

What causes one to be so elated about getting one’s way that he loses all composure? He as lost self-control, the checks and balances on one’s behavior that constitute the Yin aspects of life. Therefore the ultimate outcome for him would be… [translator’s note: the author lets the words trail off here, presumably because the reader would understand that the outcome cannot possibly be good].

By the same token, one should not allow himself to sink into a depressed state of mind, because that would mean that the Yang aspects of life no longer serve as proper checks and balances on his mindset.

Note: Updated March 01, 2012. We are extending our thanks to Wilfred that helped with great insight on this very difficult passage.



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