Into the recesses of the large mound, / Came the wind whirling from the south. / There was [our] happy, courteous [...] Cf. Shijing 252
1. Fan Ch'ih requested to be taught husbandry. The Master said, "I am not so good for that as an old husbandman." He [...] Cf. Lunyu 321
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
Ten thousand ranges and valleys approach the Jing Gate / And the village in which the Lady of Light was born and [...] Cf. Tangshi 192
Ground which forms the key to three contiguous states, is a ground of intersecting highways. [...] Cf. Sunzi 184
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