Near the level ground at the east gate, / Is the madder plant on the bank. / The house is near there, / But [...] Cf. Shijing 89
1. Tsze-kung said, "Has the superior man his hatreds also?" The Master said, "He has his hatreds. He hates those who [...] Cf. Lunyu 471
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
Pure of heart and therefore hungry, / All night long you have sung in vain – / Oh, this final broken indrawn [...] Cf. Tangshi 156
If the enemy's troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or taking [...] Cf. Sunzi 152
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