Thick grew the tribulus [on the ground], / But they cleared away its thorny bushes. / Why did they this of old ? / [...] Cf. Shijing 209
1. Fan Ch'ih rambling with the Master under the trees about the rain altars, said, "I venture to ask how to exalt [...] Cf. Lunyu 314
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
Cock-crow, the Purple Road cold in the dawn; / Linnet songs, court roofs tinted with April; / At the Golden [...] Cf. Tangshi 177
The onset of troops is like the rush of a torrent which will even roll stones along in its course. The quality of [...] Cf. Sunzi 64
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