Enjoy the Way

Enjoy the way of wisdom, do good to yourself, be content with your position in life, and do what you should do.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Eighth of March. “Reading the Poems of Bai Juyi.”


That is Only Virtue

Gentlemen who have reached their aims should help those under Heaven do good. Gentlemen who are in poverty should individually do good themselves. After having the resolve to do good oneself, then one can do the work of helping others do good. When poverty continues, and then one establishes a resolve to do such work; that is only virtue.
The Second Year of Ansei Fourth Day of July, “An Explanation of Yuurin’s Courtesy Name, Virtue.”