Wet lay the dew on the path : – / Might I not [have walked there] in the early dawn ? / But I said there was [...] Cf. Shijing 17
When Yen Yüan died, the Master said, "Alas! Heaven is destroying me! Heaven is destroying me!" [...] Cf. Lunyu 276
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
Her robe is a cloud, her face a flower; / Her balcony, glimmering with the bright spring dew, / Is either the [...] Cf. Tangshi 317
Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called ACCESSIBLE. With regard to ground of this nature, be [...] Cf. Sunzi 156
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