Near the level ground at the east gate, / Is the madder plant on the bank. / The house is near there, / But [...] Cf. Shijing 89
1. The Master said of Kung-Yê Ch'ang that he might be wived; although he was put in bonds, he had not been guilty of [...] Cf. Lunyu 93
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
The sun has gone slanting over a lordly roof / And red-blossoming branches have leaned toward the dew / Since [...] Cf. Tangshi 284
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger. [...] Cf. Sunzi 66
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