How vast is God, / The ruler of men below ! / How arrayed in terrors is God, / With many things irregular in His [...] Cf. Shijing 255
1. Tsâi Wo asked about the three years' mourning for parents, saying that one year was long enough. / 2. "If the [...] Cf. Lunyu 468
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
With twilight passing her silken window, / She weeps alone in her chamber of gold / For spring is departing [...] Cf. Tangshi 276
Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. This is the way to keep a country at [...] Cf. Sunzi 236
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