The tribulus grows on the wall, / And cannot be brushed away. / The story of the inner chamber, / Cannot [...] Cf. Shijing 46
1. The Master said, "The linen cap is that prescribed by the rules of ceremony, but now a silk one is worn. It is [...] Cf. Lunyu 212
Chieh / Limitation / Water over lake: the image of LIMITATION. Thus the superior man Creates number and [...] Cf. Yijing 60
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
Mist veils the cold stream, and moonlight the sand, / As I moor in the shadow of a river-tavern, / Where girls, [...] Cf. Tangshi 291
The MORAL LAW causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of [...] Cf. Sunzi 3
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