There are the bird musicians ; there are the blind musicians ; / In the court of [the temple of] Zhou. / There are [...] Cf. Shijing 280
The Master said, "The mind of the superior man is conversant with righteousness; the mind of the mean man is conversant [...] Cf. Lunyu 82
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
You have left me behind, old friend, at the Yellow Crane Terrace, / On your way to visit Yangzhou in the misty [...] Cf. Tangshi 268
3) By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, [...] Cf. Sunzi 37
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