On the hills of the south is the Tai plant, / On those of the north is the Lai. / To be rejoiced in are ye, noble [...] Cf. Shijing 172
The philosopher Tsang said, "The superior man on grounds of culture meets with his friends, and by friendship helps his [...] Cf. Lunyu 317
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
I still remember those days of peace – / Twenty years among mountains and forests, / The pure stream running [...] Cf. Tangshi 26
Ground on which each side has liberty of movement is open ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 183
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