On the embankment are magpies' nests ; / On the height grows the beautiful pea. / Who has been imposing on the [...] Cf. Shijing 142
1. When the prince sent him a gift of cooked meat, he would adjust his mat, first taste it, and then give it away to [...] Cf. Lunyu 258
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
Lords of the capital, sharp, unearthly, / The Great Flower's three points pierce through heaven. / Clouds are [...] Cf. Tangshi 171
Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: 1) Accessible ground; [...] Cf. Sunzi 155
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