Tall and strong grows the young millet, / Fattened by the genial rains. / Very long was our journey to the south, / [...] Cf. Shijing 227
1. When fasting, he thought it necessary to have his clothes brightly clean and made of linen cloth. / 2. When fasting, [...] Cf. Lunyu 247
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
No ripples in the river, no mist on the islands, / Yet the landscape is blurred toward my friend in Chu.... / [...] Cf. Tangshi 197
To refrain from intercepting an enemy whose banners are in perfect order, to refrain from attacking an army drawn up in [...] Cf. Sunzi 119
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