I travelled through the country, / Where the Fetid tree grew luxuriant. / Because of our affinity by marriage, / [...] Cf. Shijing 188
1. The Master said, "Anciently, men had three failings, which now perhaps are not to be found. / 2. "The [...] Cf. Lunyu 463
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
From a pot of wine among the flowers / I drank alone. There was no one with me – / Till, raising my cup, I [...] Cf. Tangshi 6
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are [...] Cf. Sunzi 201
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