For boundless is her compassion.
She resides on T’ai Shan,
She dwells in the Southern Ocean.
She saves all the suffering when their cries reach her,
She never fails to answer their prayers,
Eternally divine and wonderful
He says: the messenger himself will be met with good news …
What your heart centres wholly on will open the door.
Don’t cut a part of yourself off to make a patch,
Don’t react like this to make a change …
Certainly the poems have a divinatory quality and have been compared to other divinatory poem collections such as the I Ching and even the Tao Te Ching.