Luxuriantly grows the aster-southernwood, / In the midst of that large mound. / Since we see our noble lord, / We [...] Cf. Shijing 176
There were four things which the Master taught, – letters, ethics, devotion of soul, and truthfulness. [...] Cf. Lunyu 175
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
From the walls of Baidi high in the coloured dawn / To Jiangling by night-fall is three hundred miles, / Yet [...] Cf. Tangshi 269
Asked if an army can be made to imitate the SHUAI-JAN, [...] Cf. Sunzi 204
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