Luxuriantly is that young mulberry tree, / And beneath it wide is the shade ; / But they will pluck its leaves till [...] Cf. Shijing 257
[...] 2. When he saw any one in a mourning dress, though it might be an acquaintance, he would change countenance; when [...] Cf. Lunyu 265
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
With a blue line of mountains north of the wall, / And east of the city a white curve of water, / Here you must [...] Cf. Tangshi 102
The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; When there are means of communication on all four [...] Cf. Sunzi 208
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