Yes, [all about] that southern hill, / Was made manageable by Yu. / Its plains and marshes being opened up, / It [...] Cf. Shijing 210
1. Tsze-lû said, "The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government. What will [...] Cf. Lunyu 320
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost; / Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman [...] Cf. Tangshi 273
Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, [...] Cf. Sunzi 240
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