On the mountain is the mulberry tree ; / In the marshes is the lotus flower. / I do not see Zidu, / But I see [...] Cf. Shijing 84
The Master said, "Filial indeed is Min Tsze-ch'ien! Other people say nothing of him different from the report of his [...] Cf. Lunyu 272
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
Her tears are spent, but no dreams come. / She can hear the others singing through the night. / She has lost [...] Cf. Tangshi 282
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION. [...] Cf. Sunzi 165
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