He assigned us a house large and spacious ; / But now at every meal there is nothing left. / Alas that he could not [...] Cf. Shijing 135
The Master said, "Hûi gives me no assistance. There is nothing that I say in which he does not delight." [...] Cf. Lunyu 271
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
A seafaring visitor will talk about Japan, / Which waters and mists conceal beyond approach; / But Yueh people [...] Cf. Tangshi 54
In raiding and plundering be like fire, [...] Cf. Sunzi 107
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