There is a luxuriant willow tree ; – / Who would not wish to rest [under it] ? / [But this] god is very [...] Cf. Shijing 224
The Master said, "The Kwan Tsü is expressive of enjoyment without being licentious, and of grief without being [...] Cf. Lunyu 60
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
Stone-Fish Lake is like Lake Dongting – / When the top of Zun is green and the summer tide is rising. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 65
In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 88
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