Very grand is the mountain of Liang, / Which was made cultivable by Yu. / Bright it is the way from it, / [Along [...] Cf. Shijing 261
The Master said, "The mind of the superior man is conversant with righteousness; the mind of the mean man is conversant [...] Cf. Lunyu 82
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
Toward a mist upon the water / Still I wave my hand and sob, / For the flying bird is lost in space / Beyond a [...] Cf. Tangshi 135
Country in which there are precipitous cliffs with torrents running between, deep natural hollows, should be left with [...] Cf. Sunzi 139
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