Wisdom from Chinese Literary and Buddhist Classics
TANG JU PERSUADES LORD XINLING (EXCERPT)
Lord Xinling killed General Jin Bi, saved the city of
Before the King of Zhao arrived in the countryside
There are things that cannot be known,
Lord Xinling asked, “How so?”
He replied, “If others detest me, it must be known.
If I detest others, it cannot be known. If others do
me a favor, it cannot be forgotten. If I do others a
favor, it must be forgotten.
“Today, my Lord has slain Jin Bi, saved Handan,
To which Lord Xiling said, “Inevitably, I respectfully