With flapping wings the crows, / Come back, flying all in a flock. / Other people all are happy, / And I only am [...] Cf. Shijing 197
1. Ch'an K'ang asked Po-yü, saying, "Have you heard any lessons from your father different from what we have all [...] Cf. Lunyu 446
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
Snow is white on the westward mountains and on three fortified towns, / And waters in this southern lake flash on [...] Cf. Tangshi 184
On open ground, do not try to block the enemy's way. [...] Cf. Sunzi 190
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