In the low, wet grounds, the mulberry trees are beautiful, / And their leaves are luxuriant. / When I see the [...] Cf. Shijing 228
1. Mang Î asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "It is not being disobedient." / 2. Soon after, as Fan Ch'ih [...] Cf. Lunyu 21
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
What is in the end to be shrunk / Must first be stretched. / Whatever is to be weakened / Must begin by being made [...] Cf. Daodejing 36
I petition no more at the north palace-gate. / ...To this tumble-down hut on Zhongnan Mountain / I was banished [...] Cf. Tangshi 127
HEAVEN signifies night and day, cold and heat, times and seasons. [...] Cf. Sunzi 4
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