All the morning I gather the king-grass, / And do not collect enough to fill my hands. / My hair is in a wisp ; – [...] Cf. Shijing 226
1. Wang-sun Chiâ asked, saying, "What is the meaning of the saying, 'It is better to pay court to the furnace than to [...] Cf. Lunyu 53
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
A bell in the mountain-temple sounds the coming of night. / I hear people at the fishing-town stumble aboard the [...] Cf. Tangshi 52
Such is the art of warfare. [...] Cf. Sunzi 121
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