The feet of the Lin : – / The noble sons of our prince, / Ah ! they are the Lin ! / / The forehead [...] Cf. Shijing 11
The Master, when he entered the grand temple, asked about everything. Some one said, "Who say that the son of the man [...] Cf. Lunyu 55
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
When this melody for the flageolet was made by Lady Cai, / When long ago one by one she sang its eighteen stanzas, [...] Cf. Tangshi 50
If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I [...] Cf. Sunzi 194
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