In the low, wet grounds, the mulberry trees are beautiful, / And their leaves are luxuriant. / When I see the [...] Cf. Shijing 228
1. The Master, having come to Wû-ch'ang, heard there the sound of stringed instruments and singing. / 2. Well pleased [...] Cf. Lunyu 451
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
High above, from a jade chamber, songs float half-way to heaven, / The palace-girls' gay voices are mingled with [...] Cf. Tangshi 278
Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded by content. But a kingdom that has once been destroyed [...] Cf. Sunzi 235
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