My husband looks full of satisfaction. / In his left hand he holds his reed-organ, / And with his right he calls [...] Cf. Shijing 67
1. The Master said, "I would prefer not speaking." / 2. Tsze-kung said, "If you, Master, do not speak, what shall we, [...] Cf. Lunyu 466
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
Too young to have learned what sorrow means, / Attired for spring, she climbs to her high chamber.... / The new [...] Cf. Tangshi 265
Now a soldier's spirit is keenest in the morning; by noonday it has begun to flag; and in the evening, his mind is [...] Cf. Sunzi 115
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