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
1. The Master said, "Small indeed was the capacity of Kwan Chung!" / 2. Some one said, "Was Kwan Chung parsimonious?" [...] Cf. Lunyu 62
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
Here, south of the Yangzi, grows a red orangetree. / All winter long its leaves are green, / Not because of a [...] Cf. Tangshi 4
These six are the principles connected with Earth. The general who has attained a responsible post must be careful to [...] Cf. Sunzi 162
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