King Wen is on high ; / Oh ! bright is he in heaven. / Although Zhou was an old country, / The [favouring] [...] Cf. Shijing 235
1. Sze-mâ Niû, full of anxiety, said, "Other men all have their brothers, I only have not." / 2. Tsze-hsiâ said to him, [...] Cf. Lunyu 298
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
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
To your hermitage here on the top of the mountain / I have climbed, without stopping, these ten miles. / I have [...] Cf. Tangshi 22
If you march fifty li in order to outmaneuver the enemy, you will lose the leader of your first division, and only [...] Cf. Sunzi 100
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