There is a rainbow in the east, / And no one dares to point to it. / When a girl goes away [from her home], [...] Cf. Shijing 51
1. The Master said, "What has the lute of Yû to do in my door?" / 2. The other disciples began not to respect Tsze-lû. [...] Cf. Lunyu 282
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
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
Since Wang Jun brought his towering ships down from Yizhou, / The royal ghost has pined in the city of Nanjing. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 204
Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to [...] Cf. Sunzi 19
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