The Yellow ducks fly about, / And are taken with hand-nets and spread-nets. / May our sovereign live for ten [...] Cf. Shijing 216
Tsze-lû asked whether he should immediately carry into practice what he heard. The Master said, "There are your father [...] Cf. Lunyu 289
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
See how Zhongnan Mountain soars / With its white top over floating clouds – / And a warm sky opening at the [...] Cf. Tangshi 230
Let your rapidity be that of the wind, [...] Cf. Sunzi 106
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