21) Shihe: Biting Through
C: Thunder and lightning, biting through; ancient kings clarified penalties and proclaimed laws.
L: Biting through is developmental. It is beneficial to administer justice.
E: Investigating things and finding out principles.
L: Wearing stocks stopping the feet, there is no blame.
E: Traveling on the path of spiritual cultivation requires thorough investigation of its principles to prevent error.
L: Biting skin, cutting off the nose. There is no blame.
E: When one is weak and not firm, it is fortunate not to practice principles until they are clearly perceived. This is investigating principle without yet penetrating it.
L: Biting on dried meat, running into poison. There is a little shame, but no blame.
E: This is investigating principle and gradually penetrating.
L: Biting bony dried meat, one gets the wherewithal to proceed. It is beneficial to work hard and be upright: This leads to good results.
E: This is rigorously investigating principle and seeing truth.
L: Biting into dry meat and finding gold, if one is correct and cautious, then there is no error.
E: This is the further clarification of clearly understood principles in order to practice seriously. This is the elimination of doubt from principles.
L: Wearing a cangue (yoke), destroying the ears- misfortune.
E: This is confusion about the principles of reality bringing misfortune.