Luxuriantly is that young mulberry tree, / And beneath it wide is the shade ; / But they will pluck its leaves till [...] Cf. Shijing 257
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Mechanics have their shops to dwell in, in order to accomplish their works. The superior man learns, [...] Cf. Lunyu 491
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
"The sun has set, and a mist is in the flowers; / And the moon grows very white and people sad and sleepless. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 81
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its [...] Cf. Sunzi 130
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