Liezi - Tangwen - High Mountain and Flowing Water
The Liezi (Chinese: 列子; Wade–Giles: Lieh-tzu) is a Taoist text attributed to Lie Yukou, a c. 5th century BC Hundred Schools of Thought philosopher. Although there were references to Lie's Liezi from the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, a number of Chinese and Western scholars believe that the content of the current text was compiled around the 4th century CE by Zhang Zhan. — Wikipedia
Bo Ya excelled in playing the zither, and Zhong Ziqi was a master listener. As Bo Ya's fingers danced over the zither, he envisioned grand mountains. Zhong Ziqi exclaimed, "Magnificent! It resounds like the lofty Mount Tai!" When Bo Ya's melody shifted to evoke flowing water, Zhong Ziqi remarked, "Splendid! It flows expansively like the great rivers!" Whatever Bo Ya envisaged in his music, Zhong Ziqi perceived it vividly.
Once, Bo Ya found himself under the shadows of Mount Tai, where a sudden storm forced him to take shelter under a rock. With a heart heavy with melancholy, he turned to his zither. His first piece mirrored the incessant rain, then transformed into the sound of a mountain crumbling. With each rendition, Zhong Ziqi thoroughly grasped the essence of the piece. Overwhelmed by this profound understanding, Bo Ya set aside his zither and sighed in awe, "Remarkable, truly remarkable! Your perception and imagination resonate as if they mirror my own heart. Where else could my music find such a perfect echo?"