Yes, [all about] that southern hill, / Was made manageable by Yu. / Its plains and marshes being opened up, / It [...] Cf. Shijing 210
The Master said, "Who can go out but by the door? How is it that men will not walk according to these ways?" [...] Cf. Lunyu 137
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
The north wind rolls the white grasses and breaks them; / And the Eighth-month snow across the Tartar sky / Is [...] Cf. Tangshi 59
The direct and the indirect lead on to each other in turn. It is like moving in a circle - you never come to an end. [...] Cf. Sunzi 63
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