Tall and strong grows the young millet, / Fattened by the genial rains. / Very long was our journey to the south, / [...] Cf. Shijing 227
The duke of Châu addressed his son, the duke of Lû, saying, "The virtuous prince does not neglect his relations. He [...] Cf. Lunyu 483
Pi / Holding Together [Union] / On the earth is water: The image of HOLDING TOGETHER. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 8
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
This cloud, that has drifted all day through the sky, / May, like a wanderer, never come back.... / Three [...] Cf. Tangshi 12
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 127
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