Students often ask me, "who do you like best, with all these old sages?" If I ask more questions, I can think no more: "tao yuanming, li taibai, su dongpo!"
Love their poetry, but love their pride. It was a kind of pride that poverty, even death, could not be deprived of, a kind of spiritual temperament that integrates heaven and earth with oneself, namely what Taoism called "alone with the spirit of heaven and earth".
Take li bai. When he is lonely, "a pot of wine among the flowers. Raise your glass to the moon and make three faces to the shadow ", only for a moment, "my song moon is wandering, my dancing shadows are in disorder", all of a sudden the world is getting into a state of joy and seething, such a mood, no suffering can knock him down. You'll find that the person's subjective energy is so great that he can do whatever he wants.
If he wants to go to a far place, he can say, "the wind blows my heart. If he wants to go to heaven, he will say "taibai and my language, open heaven for me"; He is happy, "life is a hundred years, and must have profound feelings"; He was worried, "all the horses, all the golden furs, will be changed for wine and sold with you for a thousand years." The friend is good to him, is "peach blossom pond water deep a thousand feet, not as good as wang lun send my feeling"; Time flow, long sigh "white hair three thousand zhang, edge sorrow is like a long". This is a person who has been sad for a long time and happy for a long time. In his life, his clear and innocent sexual feelings are his greatest pride.
Li he said: "do not have the wave drink ding protect, the world hero originally have no Lord", the true heaven and earth hero is no king, also have no master son. In his life, li bai did not serve in the imperial examination, did not seek high office, nor was he subservient, he relied on his own talent. He will a heaven and earth heart, the body in the mountains and the moon, to achieve their spiritual independence, found the greatest pride, but also made a world of unencumbered heroes.