There is a luxuriant willow tree ; – / Who would not wish to rest [under it] ? / [But this] god is very [...] Cf. Shijing 224
The philosopher Tsang said, "Suppose that there is an individual who can be entrusted with the charge of a young orphan [...] Cf. Lunyu 194
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
Its massive height near the City of Heaven / Joins a thousand mountains to the corner of the sea. / Clouds, [...] Cf. Tangshi 118
To refrain from intercepting an enemy whose banners are in perfect order, to refrain from attacking an army drawn up in [...] Cf. Sunzi 119
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