On the mound where is the hemp, / Some one is detaining Zijie. / Some one is there detaining Zijie ; – / Would [...] Cf. Shijing 74
When Yen Yüan died, the Master said, "Alas! Heaven is destroying me! Heaven is destroying me!" [...] Cf. Lunyu 276
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
The people are not frightened of death. What then is the use of trying to intimidate them with the death-penalty? / / [...] Cf. Daodejing 74
In the slant of the sun on the country-side, / Cattle and sheep trail home along the lane; / And a rugged old [...] Cf. Tangshi 16
Having INWARD SPIES, making use of officials of the enemy. [...] Cf. Sunzi 244
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