Green is the upper robe, / Green with a yellow lining ! / The sorrow of my heart, – / How can it cease [...] Cf. Shijing 27
When he entered the ancestral temple of the state, he asked about everything. [...] Cf. Lunyu 261
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
Even in this good reign, how can I serve? / The lone cloud rather, the Buddhist peace.... / Once more, before [...] Cf. Tangshi 289
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 127
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