The tribulus grows on the wall, / And cannot be brushed away. / The story of the inner chamber, / Cannot [...] Cf. Shijing 46
1. Chan Ch'ang murdered the duke Chien of Ch'î. / 2. Confucius bathed, went to court and informed the duke Âi, saying, [...] Cf. Lunyu 368
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
A lady of the palace these twenty years, / She has lived here a thousand miles from her home- / Yet ask her for [...] Cf. Tangshi 247
With regard to NARROW PASSES, if you can occupy them first, let them be strongly garrisoned and await the advent of the [...] Cf. Sunzi 159
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