There is the lady in the carriage [with him], / With the countenance like the flower of the ephermeral hedge-tree. / [...] Cf. Shijing 83
1. Fan Ch'ih asked about benevolence. The Master said, "It is to love all men." He asked about knowledge. The Master [...] Cf. Lunyu 315
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
High beyond the thick wall a tower shines with sunset / Where peach and plum are blooming and the willowcotton [...] Cf. Tangshi 181
With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths [...] Cf. Sunzi 20
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