2. All the ten thousand things arise, and I see them return. Now they bloom in bloom but each one homeward returneth to its root.
3. Returning to the root means rest. It signifies the return according to destiny. Return according to destiny means the eternal. Knowing the eternal means enlightenment. Not knowing the eternal causes passions to rise; and that is evil.
4. Knowing the eternal renders comprehensive. Comprehensiveness renders p. 84 broad. Breadth renders royal. Royalty renders heavenly. Heaven renders Reason-like. Reason renders lasting. Thus the decay of the body implies no danger.