If I could but see the white cap, / And the earnest mourner worn to leanness ! – / My toiled heart is worn with [...] Cf. Shijing 147
1. Tsze-kung said, "Suppose the case of a man extensively conferring benefits on the people, and able to assist all, [...] Cf. Lunyu 150
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
With its three southern branches reaching the Chu border, / And its nine streams touching the gateway of Jing, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 122
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, [...] Cf. Sunzi 14
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