Splendid are the flowers, / And the leaves are luxuriant. / I see these princes, / And my heart is entirely [...] Cf. Shijing 214
1. Mang Î asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "It is not being disobedient." / 2. Soon after, as Fan Ch'ih [...] Cf. Lunyu 21
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
Can you keep the unquiet physical-soul from straying, hold fast to the Unity, and never quit it? / Can you, when [...] Cf. Daodejing 10
For years, to guard the Jade Pass and the River of Gold, / With our hands on our horse-whips and our swordhilts, [...] Cf. Tangshi 277
Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is simply a question of subdivision; [...] Cf. Sunzi 69
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