There is a rainbow in the east, / And no one dares to point to it. / When a girl goes away [from her home], [...] Cf. Shijing 51
1. Yâo said, "Oh! you, Shun, the Heaven-determined order of succession now rests in your person. Sincerely hold fast [...] Cf. Lunyu 510
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
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
How beautiful she looks, opening the pearly casement, / And how quiet she leans, and how troubled her brow is! / [...] Cf. Tangshi 234
Too frequent rewards signify that the enemy is at the end of his resources; [...] Cf. Sunzi 150
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