Pure and reverent was Da-ren, / The mother of king Wen ; / Loving was she to Zhou Jiang ; – / A wife becoming [...] Cf. Shijing 240
1. Seeing the countenance, it instantly rises. It flies round, and by and by settles. / 2. The Master said, "There is [...] Cf. Lunyu 267
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
The autumn night is clear and cold in the lakka-trees of this courtyard. / I am lying forlorn in the river-town. I [...] Cf. Tangshi 188
1) When fire breaks out inside to enemy's camp, respond at once with an attack from without. 2) If there is an [...] Cf. Sunzi 227
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