In the south is the barbel, / And, in multitudes, they are taken under baskets. / The host has spirits, / On [...] Cf. Shijing 171
The Master said, "If a truly royal ruler were to arise, it would still require a generation, and then virtue would [...] Cf. Lunyu 329
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
Finches flash yellow through the Imperial Grove / Of the Forbidden City, pale with spring dawn; / Flowers [...] Cf. Tangshi 198
If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak. If the banners and flags are shifted about, [...] Cf. Sunzi 147
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