On the mound where is the hemp, / Some one is detaining Zijie. / Some one is there detaining Zijie ; – / Would [...] Cf. Shijing 74
1. Tsze-chang having asked how virtue was to be exalted, and delusions to be discovered, the Master said, "Hold [...] Cf. Lunyu 303
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
Out of the east you visit me, / With the rain of Baling still on your clothes, / I ask you what you have come [...] Cf. Tangshi 30
If a secret piece of news is divulged by a spy before the time is ripe, he must be put to death together with the man [...] Cf. Sunzi 250
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