Along the highway, / I hold you by the cuff. / Do not hate me ; – / Old intercourse should not be suddenly [...] Cf. Shijing 81
The philosopher Tsang said, "I have heard this from our Master:– 'The filial piety of Mang Chwang, in other matters, [...] Cf. Lunyu 502
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
How beautiful she looks, opening the pearly casement, / And how quiet she leans, and how troubled her brow is! / [...] Cf. Tangshi 234
Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots have been taken, those should be rewarded who took the first. [...] Cf. Sunzi 22
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