A Mirror Hides Nothing

A mirror hides nothing but shines without a selfish mind. Everything good and bad, right and wrong is reflected without fail. It is the source of honesty as it has the virtue of responding according to the shape of objects. Jade embodies the virtues of gentleness, modesty, charity and forbearance, which is considered as the source of compassion and empathy.

* This was written by Chikafusa Kitabatake in 1339 (and recompiled in 1343) in the literary work with the Japanese title Jinno Shotoki (神皇正統記), “Chronicles of the Authentic Lineages of the Divine Emperors.” Chikafusa was a teacher and historian in the fourteenth century. (Notes from Wikipedia.)

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