Clear, and to be preserved bright, / Are the statutes of king Wen. / From the first sacrifice [to him], / Till [...] Cf. Shijing 268
1. The disciple Min was standing by his side, looking bland and precise; Tsze-lû, looking bold and soldierly; Zan Yû [...] Cf. Lunyu 280
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
Sad wanderer, once you conquered the South, / Commanding a hundred thousand men; / Today, dismissed and [...] Cf. Tangshi 134
Of old, the rise of the Yin dynasty [...] Cf. Sunzi 254
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