Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

December 2017 - Posts

~ Stick # 33 ~You do not see the valuables within your grasp, So you turn around and around in a vain search. Relax and wait for the arrival of another, For they can tell you where the treasure is hidden.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONBetter prospects are Read More
~ Stick # 41 ~ In the moonlight the boat floated among the stars, Bringing together lovers that fate has set apart. For her love he became a distant planet. Nobody knows how much he has suffered. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Read More
~ Stick # 9 ~ Why bother with the pains of hate and greed? Just as the full moon lights up the traveler's path, So too can your conscience guide your life. Let your heart be like that moon: full, bright and clear. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Read More
~ Stick # 11 ~The trees form a green curtain by the river. I sleep in their shade in summer, when the light is long, Watching the swallows take their playful path by, Among the gentle breezes and hanging trees.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONIf you concentrate Read More
~ Stick # 26 ~The shadows of flowers hang about the doorposts, And the moon reflects the traveler's weary face. A crane's mournful cry breaks the silent night, Urging the wanderer to hurry back to his home.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhen you Read More
~ Stick # 53 ~The prince's court housed three thousand guests, Nobody could say which was the greatest. One of them complained of being ignored, Claiming his worth was above all others.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou should contemplate carefully the ramifications Read More
~ Stick # 10 ~Disease afflicts all folk alike, No matter how upright their conduct. Even a faithful student of Confucius Became a leper and died alone.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAlthough your personal conduct is good, troubles may lie ahead. Your personal Read More
~ Stick #23 ~Health, fortune, fame - they are all illusion. Prosperity is only a game played by fools.The fruit of success tastes sour in the mouth. Soon you will mourn your dreams of worldly glory.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou are surrounded by illusions, Read More
~ Stick # 1 ~The Han dynasty began with the fall of a great city; Two generals strove to be the conqueror, One threw up walls around it, but the mightiest Could break them down to claim his throne.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONJust as the general in this Read More
~ Stick # 18 ~Far off the raven falls and the rabbit rises,So things have been since the start of time. Believe in Buddha and the Tao and you will find wisdom, Whether you are scholar or peasant, worker or merchant.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThe setting Read More
~ Stick # 39 ~The message has come from a far distant horizon. Its meaning is obscure -just worthless nonsense. You cannot turn a stone into a polished mirror; So do not waste your time, save your labour instead.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou are being Read More
~ Stick # 56 ~The hidden dagger in water becomes a dragon, Soaring far into the sky over thousands of miles. A story like this can mean nothing but good. You will rise higher as the result of an ordeal.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile a significant test Read More
~ Stick # 30 ~The best thing, I tell you, is not to aim too high. A flying stork will not see the fatal arrow. Gathering wood, you may uncover a snake, And you will regret forever its poisonous bite.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONBe content with your lot, Read More
~ Stick # 35 ~When Heaven chooses a man for greatness,It first makes him suffer terribly in body and soul. Happiness does not come to anyone easily. There is always a good reason for wealth or poverty.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAs this fortune says, Read More
~ Stick # 43 ~ The prince went to a great banquet, Fearing traitors' knives at any moment. Abandoning pride, he sneaked away, Saving himself to assume the throne. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Discretion is often the better part of Read More