In the south rise the trees without branches, / Affording no shelter. / By the Han are girls rambling about, [...] Cf. Shijing 9
1. Some parties in Lû were going to take down and rebuild the Long Treasury. / 2. Min Tsze-ch'ien said, "Suppose it [...] Cf. Lunyu 281
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
With its three southern branches reaching the Chu border, / And its nine streams touching the gateway of Jing, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 122
Carefully compare the opposing army with your own, so that you may know where strength is superabundant and where it is [...] Cf. Sunzi 87
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