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 philosopher Yû said, "They are few who, being filial and fraternal, are fond of offending against their [...] Cf. Lunyu 2
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
For years, to guard the Jade Pass and the River of Gold, / With our hands on our horse-whips and our swordhilts, [...] Cf. Tangshi 277
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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