She gathers the large duckweed, / By the banks of the stream in the southern valley. / She gathers the [...] Cf. Shijing 15
1. When any of his friends died, if he had no relations who could be depended on for the necessary offices, he would [...] Cf. Lunyu 262
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
The north wind rolls the white grasses and breaks them; / And the Eighth-month snow across the Tartar sky / Is [...] Cf. Tangshi 59
When there is dust rising in a high column, it is the sign of chariots advancing; when the dust is low, but spread over [...] Cf. Sunzi 143
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