In the valleys grows the mother-wort, / But scorched is it in the drier places. / There is a woman forced to [...] Cf. Shijing 69
1. Some one asked about Tsze-ch'ân. The Master said, "He was a kind man." / 2. He asked about Tsze-hsî. The Master [...] Cf. Lunyu 356
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
Here in the Eighth-month the waters of the lake / Are of a single air with heaven, / And a mist from the Yun [...] Cf. Tangshi 124
These five heads should be familiar to every general: he who knows them will be victorious; he who knows them not will [...] Cf. Sunzi 8
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