Metaphors of “Hundred”

Hundred

In ancient times, there were coins of a hundred in value. The pictogram of “Hundred” was  of “One” (a horizontal stroke) over a drawing of coin.

The characters of “hundred” and “ten thousand” would be the term “million” which is a hundred multplies by ten thousand.

Ten Thousand

Favoritism

“The hundred joints, the nine orifices (eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, urinary tract and anus) and the six organs (liver, heart, spleen, lung and kidneys), they all exist in my body, which should I be closest to? Do you like them all the same? Is there a favorite one?”
Chuang Tzu

Small Minds, Big Minds

The cicada and the fledging dove laughed and said, “Once I decide to fly and I come across the elm or sandalwood, sometimes I don’t make it and fall on the ground. That’s all. Why bother to fly ninety thousand miles to the south? If we venture out into the wild, we just seek three meals and return.If you go for a hundred miles, you need to hull enough grain to stay the night. For a thousand miles, you have to gather enough grains for three months.” How can these two creatures know?
Chuang Tzu