There is the lady in the carriage [with him], / With the countenance like the flower of the ephermeral hedge-tree. / [...] Cf. Shijing 83
1. When Yen Yüan died, the disciples wished to give him a great funeral, and the Master said, "You may not do so." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 278
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
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
Away from home, I was longing for news / Winter after winter, spring after spring. / Now, nearing my village, [...] Cf. Tangshi 250
When there is dust rising in a high column, it is the sign of chariots advancing; when the dust is low, but spread over [...] Cf. Sunzi 143
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