Yellow bird, yellow bird, / Do not settle on the broussonetias, / Do not eat my paddy. / The people of this [...] Cf. Shijing 187
1. Confucius, in his village, looked simple and sincere, and as if he were not able to speak. / 2. When he was in the [...] Cf. Lunyu 241
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
Leaning alone in the close bamboos, / I am playing my lute and humming a song / Too softly for anyone to hear [...] Cf. Tangshi 225
The COMMANDER stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness. [...] Cf. Sunzi 6
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