Look at those recesses in the banks of the Qi, / With their green bamboos, so fresh and luxuriant ! / There is [...] Cf. Shijing 55
1. The men who have retired to privacy from the world have been Po-î, Shû-ch'î, Yü-chung, Î-yî, Chû-chang, Hûi of [...] Cf. Lunyu 481
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Our host, providing abundant wine to make the night mellow, / Asks his guest from Yangzhou to play for us on the [...] Cf. Tangshi 49
To be near the goal while the enemy is still far from it, to wait at ease while the enemy is toiling and struggling, to [...] Cf. Sunzi 118
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