True manner is when empty words are omitted,
while sincerity and respect upheld.
True standard is when the meretricious is admonished,
while frugality advocated.
True dealing is when distance from the cunning and
fawning is kept, while gap with the benevolent and honest closed.
True stance is when awareness in cause and effect is
shown, and distinction between transgression
and merit maintained.
True tradition is when contentment in tranquility
and simplicity is shown, while shame in
deliberate pursuits felt.
── from Dajue Puji Nengren Yulin Xiu Guoshi Yulu (Records of the National Master Yulin)