What man was that ? / His mind is full of dangerous devices. / Why did he approach my dam, / Without entering my [...] Cf. Shijing 199
The Master said, "Abroad, to serve the high ministers and nobles; at home, to serve one's father and elder brothers; in [...] Cf. Lunyu 225
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Is it raining on the river all the way to Chu? – - / The evening bell comes to us from Nanjing. / Your wet [...] Cf. Tangshi 141
Carefully study the well-being of your men, and devise unfathomable plans. [...] Cf. Sunzi 197
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