The dolichos on that high and sloping mound ; – / How wide apart are [now] its joints ! / O ye uncles, / [...] Cf. Shijing 37
1. The Master was put in fear in K'wang. / 2. He said, "After the death of King Wan, was not the cause of truth lodged [...] Cf. Lunyu 214
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
My heart in middle age found the Way. / And I came to dwell at the foot of this mountain. / When the spirit [...] Cf. Tangshi 123
The rule is, not to besiege walled cities if it can possibly be avoided. [...] Cf. Sunzi 27
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