When he planned the commencement of the marvellous tower, / He planned it, and defined it ; / And the people in [...] Cf. Shijing 242
The Master said, "Who says of Wei-shang Kâo that he is upright? One begged some vinegar of him, and he begged it of a [...] Cf. Lunyu 116
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
Snow is white on the westward mountains and on three fortified towns, / And waters in this southern lake flash on [...] Cf. Tangshi 184
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need [...] Cf. Sunzi 200
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