In the low wet grouds is the carambola tree ; / Soft and pliant are its branches, / With the glossiness of tender [...] Cf. Shijing 148
1. The head of the Chî family was richer than the duke of Châu had been, and yet Ch'iû collected his imposts for him, [...] Cf. Lunyu 284
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
I face, high over this enchanted lodge, the Court of the Five Cities of Heaven, / And I see a countryside blue and [...] Cf. Tangshi 200
Fighting with a large army under your command is nowise different from fighting with a small one: it is merely a [...] Cf. Sunzi 59
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