What does he in Zhulin ? / He is going after Xianan. / He is not going to Zhulin ; / He is going after Xianan. / [...] Cf. Shijing 144
1. Tsze-chang asked whether the affairs of ten ages after could be known. / 2. Confucius said, "The Yin dynasty [...] Cf. Lunyu 39
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
The travellers' parting-song sounds in the dawn. / Last night a first frost came over the river; / And the [...] Cf. Tangshi 173
When you come to a hill or a bank, occupy the sunny side, with the slope on your right rear. Thus you will at once act [...] Cf. Sunzi 137
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