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See also: 树欲静而风不止
treedesire; longing; appetite; wishstill; calm; quiet; not movingand; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)wind; news; style; custom; manner not; no to stop; prohibit; till trad. (樹欲靜而風不止) 樹 欲 靜 而 風 不 止 simp. (树欲静而风不止) 树 欲 静 而 风 不 止
Literally: The tree may prefer calm but the wind keeps blowing.
- The objective laws often go counter to man's desires.