Luxuriantly is that young mulberry tree, / And beneath it wide is the shade ; / But they will pluck its leaves till [...] Cf. Shijing 257
1. Ch'ang-tsü and Chieh-nî were at work in the field together, when Confucius passed by them, and sent Tsze-lû to [...] Cf. Lunyu 479
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
The old fort brims with yellow leaves.... / You insist upon forsaking this place where you have lived. / A high [...] Cf. Tangshi 161
On serious ground, gather in plunder. [...] Cf. Sunzi 191
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