Cold blows the north wind ; / Thick falls the snow. / Ye who love and regard me, / Let us join hands and [...] Cf. Shijing 41
[...] 4. When the prince's order called him, without waiting for his carriage to be yoked, he went at once. [...] Cf. Lunyu 260
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
"Tell me, where do you live? – / Near here, by the fishing-pool? / Let's hold our boats together, let's see / [...] Cf. Tangshi 253
Bestow rewards without regard to rule, [...] Cf. Sunzi 217
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