Tall and strong grows the young millet, / Fattened by the genial rains. / Very long was our journey to the south, / [...] Cf. Shijing 227
Tsze-hsiâ said, "When a person does not transgress the boundary line in the great virtues, he may pass and repass it in [...] Cf. Lunyu 495
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
When those red berries come in springtime, / Flushing on your southland branches, / Take home an armful, for my [...] Cf. Tangshi 227
Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying [...] Cf. Sunzi 29
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