Splendid are the flowers, / And the leaves are luxuriant. / I see these princes, / And my heart is entirely [...] Cf. Shijing 214
Tsze-lû asked whether he should immediately carry into practice what he heard. The Master said, "There are your father [...] Cf. Lunyu 289
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
Flowers, as high as my window, hurt the heart of a wanderer / For I see, from this high vantage, sadness [...] Cf. Tangshi 187
Hence in the wise leader's plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together. [...] Cf. Sunzi 126
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