Gently blows the east wind, / With cloudy skies and with rain. / [Husband and wife] should strive to be of the [...] Cf. Shijing 35
The disciples of Tsze-hsiâ asked Tsze-chang about the principles that should characterize mutual intercourse. [...] Cf. Lunyu 487
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
The five Holy Mountains have the rank of the Three Dukes. / The other four make a ring, with the Song Mountain [...] Cf. Tangshi 68
We can form a single united body, while the enemy must split up into fractions. Hence there will be a whole pitted [...] Cf. Sunzi 80
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