Look at those recesses in the banks of the Qi, / With their green bamboos, so fresh and luxuriant ! / There is [...] Cf. Shijing 55
1. It was difficult to talk (profitably and reputably) with the people of Hû-hsiang, and a lad of that place having had [...] Cf. Lunyu 179
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
Tao gave them birth; / The “power” of Tao reared them, / Shaped them according to their kinds, / Perfected them, giving [...] Cf. Daodejing 51
In my bed among the woods, grieving that spring must end, / I lifted up the curtain on a pathway of flowers, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 126
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the [...] Cf. Sunzi 163
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