Into the recesses of the large mound, / Came the wind whirling from the south. / There was [our] happy, courteous [...] Cf. Shijing 252
Mang Wû asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "Parents are anxious lest their children should be sick." [...] Cf. Lunyu 22
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
In the faded old imperial palace, / Peonies are red, but no one comes to see them.... / The ladies-in-waiting [...] Cf. Tangshi 245
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: 1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; [...] Cf. Sunzi 129
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