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Hui Yan in Chi-Tsang (549-623), Profound meaning of the Three Treatises, in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 22.
(1) Referring to Chuang Tzu, ch. 3, NHCC, 2:6b. See Giles, p. 50.
(2) Ch'ing-shu, the allotted number or fate of sentient beings.
(3) (Hung-ming chi (Essays Elucidating the Doctrine), sppy, 5: 10a.
(4) The phrase "the questioner asked" at the head of this sentence is superfluous, according to the San-lun hsuan-i yu-meng (Instructions for Beginners on the Profound Meaning of the Three Treatises), pt. 2, TSD, 70:534. In Hui-yuan's treatise, the scholar's name Wen Tzu is mentioned (Hung-ming chi, 5: 10a). He was a mythical figure supposed to have been Lao Tzu's pupil.
(5) Legendary emperor of great antiquity.
(6) " Hung-ming chi, 5: 10a. In the present Wen Tzu, sec. 13 (sppy, pt. 1, p. 21a), the words are attributed not to the Yellow Emperor but to Lao Tzu.