Ye withered leaves ! Ye withered leaves ! / How the wind is blowing you away ! / O ye uncles, / Give us the first [...] Cf. Shijing 85
The Master said, "The years of parents may by no means not be kept in the memory, as an occasion at once for joy and [...] Cf. Lunyu 87
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
Who is lovelier than she? / Yet she lives alone in an empty valley. / She tells me she came from a good family [...] Cf. Tangshi 10
The onset of troops is like the rush of a torrent which will even roll stones along in its course. The quality of [...] Cf. Sunzi 64
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