High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
1. Pî Hsî inviting him to visit him, the Master was inclined to go. / 2. Tsze-lû said, "Master, formerly I have heard [...] Cf. Lunyu 454
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
With my wine-bottle, watching by river and lake / For a lady so tiny as to dance on my palm, / I awake, after [...] Cf. Tangshi 293
If the enemy's troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or taking [...] Cf. Sunzi 152
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