Great and wide Heaven, / How is it you have contracted your kindness, / Sending down death and famine, / [...] Cf. Shijing 194
[...] 3. Yuan Sze being made governor of his town by the Master, he gave him nine hundred measures of grain, but Sze [...] Cf. Lunyu 125
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
South go the wildgesse, for leaves are now falling, / And the water is cold with a wind from the north. / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 132
Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the [...] Cf. Sunzi 25
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