Fresh and bright is the New Tower, / On the waters of the He, wide and deep. / A pleasant, genial mate she [...] Cf. Shijing 43
The disciples of Tsze-hsiâ asked Tsze-chang about the principles that should characterize mutual intercourse. [...] Cf. Lunyu 487
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship over the hundred lesser streams? / Through the merit of being [...] Cf. Daodejing 66
Round a turn of the Qin Fortress winds the Wei River, / And Yellow Mountain foot-hills enclose the Court of China; [...] Cf. Tangshi 179
Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called ACCESSIBLE. With regard to ground of this nature, be [...] Cf. Sunzi 156
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