I go out at the north gate, / With my heart full of sorrow. / Straitened am I and poor, / And no one [...] Cf. Shijing 40
1. The Master said, "There is Yung! – He might occupy the place of a prince." [...] [...] Cf. Lunyu 121
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
Outside are insignia, shown in state; / But here are sweet incense-clouds, quietly ours. / Wind and rain, [...] Cf. Tangshi 27
After that, comes tactical maneuvering, than which there is nothing more difficult. [...] Cf. Sunzi 95
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