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Idiomatic expression
from the Analects of Confucius
following the desires of one's own heart without transgressing what is right

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ON: シン KUN: こころ, -ごころ
heart, mind, spirit, heart radical (no. 61)

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-1-3 FC: 3300.0

ON: ヨク KUN: ほっ.する, ほ.しい
longing, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving

Stroke: 11 Grade: 6 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-7-4 FC: 8768.8

ON: ショ KUN: ところ, -ところ, どころ, とこ
place, extent

Stroke: 8 Grade: 3 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-4-4 FC: 7222.2

ON: ジュウ, ショウ, ジュ KUN: したが.う, したが.える, より
accompany, obey, submit to, comply, follow, secondary, incidental, subordinate

Stroke: 10 Grade: 6 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-3-7 FC: 2828.8

ON: KUN: かね, かねざし, さしがね
ruler, carpenter's square

Stroke: 10 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-5-5 FC: 8141.1

ON: ユ, ヨウ KUN: こ.える
go beyond

Stroke: 16 SKIP: 1-7-9 FC: 6812.2