When [Ding] culminated [at night fall], / He began to build the palace at Chu. / Determining its aspects by [...] Cf. Shijing 50
1. The Master, having come to Wû-ch'ang, heard there the sound of stringed instruments and singing. / 2. Well pleased [...] Cf. Lunyu 451
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
Here, where you spent your three years' exile, / To be mourned in Chu ten thousand years, / Can I trace your [...] Cf. Tangshi 196
If in the neighborhood of your camp there should be any hilly country, ponds surrounded by aquatic grass, hollow basins [...] Cf. Sunzi 141
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