How pure and still are the solemn temples, / In their strong solidity and minute completeness ! / Highly [...] Cf. Shijing 300
The subjects on which the Master did not talk, were – extraordinary things, feats of strength, disorder, and spiritual [...] Cf. Lunyu 171
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
News at this far western station! The north has been recaptured! / At first I cannot check the tears from pouring [...] Cf. Tangshi 185
Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called ACCESSIBLE. With regard to ground of this nature, be [...] Cf. Sunzi 156
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