I am going to gather the dodder, / In the fields of Mei. / But of whom are my thoughts ? / Of that beauty, [...] Cf. Shijing 48
1. When the prince sent him a gift of cooked meat, he would adjust his mat, first taste it, and then give it away to [...] Cf. Lunyu 258
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
Her robe is a cloud, her face a flower; / Her balcony, glimmering with the bright spring dew, / Is either the [...] Cf. Tangshi 317
When a chieftain is fighting in his own territory, it is dispersive ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 180
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