The cricket is in the hall, / And the year is drawing to a close. / If we do not enjoy ourselves now, / The days [...] Cf. Shijing 114
1. The philosopher Yû said, "They are few who, being filial and fraternal, are fond of offending against their [...] Cf. Lunyu 2
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
A hundred mountains and no bird, / A thousand paths without a footprint; / A little boat, a bamboo cloak, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 244
He burns his boats and breaks his cooking-pots; like a shepherd driving a flock of sheep, he drives his men this way [...] Cf. Sunzi 207
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