There is a solitary russet pear tree, / [But] its leaves are luxuriant. / Alone I walk unbefriended ; – / Is it [...] Cf. Shijing 119
1. Kung-shan Fû-zâo, when he was holding Pi, and in an attitude of rebellion, invited the Master to visit him, who was [...] Cf. Lunyu 452
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
Thoughtful elation has no end: / Onward I bear it to whatever come. / And my boat and I, before the evening [...] Cf. Tangshi 23
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must [...] Cf. Sunzi 11
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