High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
The philosopher Tsang said, "I have heard this from our Master:– 'The filial piety of Mang Chwang, in other matters, [...] Cf. Lunyu 502
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
News at this far western station! The north has been recaptured! / At first I cannot check the tears from pouring [...] Cf. Tangshi 185
The skillful tactician may be likened to the SHUAI-JAN. Now the SHUAI-JAN is a snake that is found in the Ch`ang [...] Cf. Sunzi 203
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