Pleasant is the semi-circular water, / And we will gather the cress about it. / The marquis of Lu is coming to it, [...] Cf. Shijing 299
1. When he was carrying the scepter of his ruler, he seemed to bend his body, as if he were not able to bear its [...] Cf. Lunyu 245
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
O youngest, best-loved daughter of Xie, / Who unluckily married this penniless scholar, / You patched my [...] Cf. Tangshi 205
In every army, the five developments connected with fire must be known, the movements of the stars calculated, and a [...] Cf. Sunzi 229
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