What does he in Zhulin ? / He is going after Xianan. / He is not going to Zhulin ; / He is going after Xianan. / [...] Cf. Shijing 144
When Yen Yüan died, Yen Lû begged the carriage of the Master to sell and get an outer shell for his son's coffin. / The [...] Cf. Lunyu 275
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
Under blue mountains we wound our way, / My boat and 1, along green water; / Until the banks at low tide [...] Cf. Tangshi 97
The sight of men whispering together in small knots or speaking in subdued tones points to disaffection amongst the [...] Cf. Sunzi 149
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