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
Tsze-yû being governor of Wû-ch'ang, the Master said to him, "Have you got good men there?" He answered, "There is [...] Cf. Lunyu 134
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
Her candle-light is silvery on her chill bright screen. / Her little silk fan is for fireflies.... / She lies [...] Cf. Tangshi 294
In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns. Thus it may be known that the leader of [...] Cf. Sunzi 23
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