In the south is the barbel, / And, in multitudes, they are taken under baskets. / The host has spirits, / On [...] Cf. Shijing 171
The Master said, "To be poor without murmuring is difficult. To be rich without being proud is easy." [...] Cf. Lunyu 357
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
I face, high over this enchanted lodge, the Court of the Five Cities of Heaven, / And I see a countryside blue and [...] Cf. Tangshi 200
The onrush of a conquering force is like the bursting of pent-up waters into a chasm a thousand fathoms deep. [...] Cf. Sunzi 57
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