Lofty is that southern hill, / With its masses of rocks ! / Awe-inspiring are you, O [Grand] master Yin, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 191
The disciples of Tsze-hsiâ asked Tsze-chang about the principles that should characterize mutual intercourse. [...] Cf. Lunyu 487
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
Rough were the mountain-stones, and the path very narrow; / And when I reached the temple, bats were in the dusk. [...] Cf. Tangshi 66
Make forays in fertile country in order to supply your army with food. [...] Cf. Sunzi 196
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