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Understand what kind of people Tao Yuanming was would help you understand his poem. Tao Yuanming was a solitary. He spent his whole life to practice his creed -- “不为五斗米折腰”,Never bow down for five dous of rice. He prefer to live far way from worldly people, especially shame on live for making money. He wish he can live alone in the wild, but he can't ...


It means when you abandon worldly desires in pursuit of power, money, etc, which corresponds to 心远. You are consequently moving far away from the populous urban areas, which corresponds to 地自偏 and you will find more peace in your heart.


i would suggest: if one's mind (心) is isolated (遠), one's physical location (地) would automatically (自) becomes remote (偏)

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