The genial wind from the south / Blows on the heart of that jujube tree, / Till that heart looks tender and [...] Cf. Shijing 32
The Master said, "When rulers love to observe the rules of propriety, the people respond readily to the calls on them [...] Cf. Lunyu 388
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
Time was long before I met her, but is longer since we parted, / And the east wind has arisen and a hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 215
The direct and the indirect lead on to each other in turn. It is like moving in a circle - you never come to an end. [...] Cf. Sunzi 63
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