Look at those recesses in the banks of the Qi, / With their green bamboos, so fresh and luxuriant ! / There is [...] Cf. Shijing 55
1. Ch'an K'ang asked Po-yü, saying, "Have you heard any lessons from your father different from what we have all [...] Cf. Lunyu 446
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
Time was long before I met her, but is longer since we parted, / And the east wind has arisen and a hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 215
When an army has penetrated into the heart of a hostile country, leaving a number of fortified cities in its rear, it [...] Cf. Sunzi 185
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