Luxuriantly is that young mulberry tree, / And beneath it wide is the shade ; / But they will pluck its leaves till [...] Cf. Shijing 257
1. When Yen Yüan died, the Master bewailed him exceedingly, and the disciples who were with him said, "Master, your [...] Cf. Lunyu 277
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
Rough were the mountain-stones, and the path very narrow; / And when I reached the temple, bats were in the dusk. [...] Cf. Tangshi 66
Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying [...] Cf. Sunzi 29
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