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佛高一尺,魔高一丈
Pinyin
fó gāo yī chǐ mó gāo yī zhàng
Explanation
Meaning
原为佛家告诫修行者,要警惕外界诱惑。佛,指佛法;魔,指魔法。后用以比喻一方势力(多指正义的)增长,与之对立的另一方势力(多指非正义的)则加倍增长。
Context
明·李贽《与梅衡湘书》:“‘佛高一尺,魔高一丈。’昔人此言,只要人知有佛即有魔,如形之有影,声之有响,必然不相离者。”
 
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