Let me be reverent, let me be reverent, [in attending to my duties] ; / [The way of] Heaven is evident, / And its [...] Cf. Shijing 288
1. Some parties in Lû were going to take down and rebuild the Long Treasury. / 2. Min Tsze-ch'ien said, "Suppose it [...] Cf. Lunyu 281
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
Last night, while a gust blew peach-petals open / And the moon shone high on the Palace Beyond Time, / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 266
Ground which is reached through narrow gorges, and from which we can only retire by tortuous paths, so that a small [...] Cf. Sunzi 187
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