High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Mourning, having been carried to the utmost degree of grief, should stop with that." [...] Cf. Lunyu 498
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
Now that a candle-shadow stands on the screen of carven marble / And the River of Heaven slants and the morning [...] Cf. Tangshi 303
There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:– [...] Cf. Sunzi 34
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