On the mountain is the mulberry tree ; / In the marshes is the lotus flower. / I do not see Zidu, / But I see [...] Cf. Shijing 84
[...] 4. When the prince's order called him, without waiting for his carriage to be yoked, he went at once. [...] Cf. Lunyu 260
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
The thread in the hands of a fond-hearted mother / Makes clothes for the body of her wayward boy; / Carefully [...] Cf. Tangshi 45
There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:– [...] Cf. Sunzi 34
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