Well loaded with millet were the dishes, / And long and curved were spoons of thorn-wood. / The way to Zhou was [...] Cf. Shijing 203
Tsze-hsiâ said, "When a person does not transgress the boundary line in the great virtues, he may pass and repass it in [...] Cf. Lunyu 495
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
See how the Yellow River's waters move out of heaven. / Entering the ocean, never to return. / See how lovely [...] Cf. Tangshi 85
On hemmed-in ground, resort to stratagem. [...] Cf. Sunzi 192
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