There he is gathering the dolichos ! / A day without seeing him, / Is like three months ! / / There he is [...] Cf. Shijing 72
The disciples of Tsze-hsiâ asked Tsze-chang about the principles that should characterize mutual intercourse. [...] Cf. Lunyu 487
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
This is where your comrade must leave you, / Turning at the foot of these purple mountains.... / When shall we [...] Cf. Tangshi 111
On the day that you take up your command, block the frontier passes, destroy the official tallies, [...] Cf. Sunzi 219
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