In the Warring States Period, there lived a man called Leyangtsi, who later became a very great scholar. He was born to a poor farmer and lived working hard in the fields until he got married to a wise lady. His wife was very angelic and virtuous, who was loved and respected dearly by the husband.
She requested him to learn classics under a talented teacher and get a job in the School. One day, quite reluctant to leave his loving wife he went far away to the teacher. His passion for his wife was great and he could not continue there for long and he returned home one day. At his coming, the wife seemed to be worried, and she at once asked the reason why he came back so soon. The husband explained how he missed her. The wife got angry with what her husband did. Advising his husband to be determined and not too indulged in sentiments, the wife took up a pair of scissors and cut down what she had woven on the loom. His wife further said,
"If something is stopped halfway, it is just like the cut cloth on the loom. The cloth will only be useful if finished. But now, it has been nothing but a mess, and so it is with your study."
The husband was greatly moved by these words. He left home resolutely and went on with his study. He didn't return home to see his beloved wife until gaining great achievements.