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7.   To pierce the sky


While Wáng Dun was weaving a plot, 
he dreamt that he pierced the sky with a tree.
 Master Xu Fù explained to him:

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"If one superimposes on the character tian: sky, the character mù: tree,
then one gets wèi which means not yet".

Thus, despite the apparent ardour of Wáng Dun to transpierce everything, sky included, 
the latent content of his dream is a call for prudence:
 "one should think before acting" concluded Xu Fù .


10/16/08 21:59