What are there on Zhongnan ? / There are white firs and plum trees. / Our prince has arrived at it, / Wearing an [...] Cf. Shijing 130
1. The Master said, "The people of the south have a saying – 'A man without constancy cannot be either a wizard or a [...] Cf. Lunyu 339
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
Can you keep the unquiet physical-soul from straying, hold fast to the Unity, and never quit it? / Can you, when [...] Cf. Daodejing 10
His golden arrow is tipped with hawk's feathers, / His embroidered silk flag has a tail like a swallow. / One [...] Cf. Tangshi 256
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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