The dolichos grows, covering the thorn trees ; / The convolvulus spreads all over the waste. / The man of my [...] Cf. Shijing 124
When the Master was in Ch'î, he heard the Shâo, and for three months did not know the taste of flesh. "I did not [...] Cf. Lunyu 164
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
As the years go by, give me but peace, / Freedom from ten thousand matters. / I ask myself and always answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 119
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his [...] Cf. Sunzi 86
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