Abundant is the growth of the yu and the pu, / Supplying firewood ; yea, stores of it. / Elegant and dignified was [...] Cf. Shijing 238
1. Chung-kung, being chief minister to the head of the Chi family, asked about government. The Master said, "Employ [...] Cf. Lunyu 319
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
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
Where a yellow river climbs to the white clouds, / Near the one city-wall among ten-thousand-foot mountains, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 316
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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