At the gate to the tombs there are jujube trees ; – / They should be cut away with an axe. / That man is not [...] Cf. Shijing 141
The three families used the YUNG ode, while the vessels were being removed, at the conclusion of the sacrifice. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 42
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
At a little grass-hut in the valley of the river, / Where a cloud seems born from a viney wall, / You will love [...] Cf. Tangshi 139
When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called TEMPORIZING ground. it [...] Cf. Sunzi 158
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