How well do the black robes befit you ! / When worn out, we will make others for you. / We will go to your court, / [...] Cf. Shijing 75
1. The duke Âi inquired of Yû Zo, saying, "The year is one of scarcity, and the returns for expenditure are not [...] Cf. Lunyu 302
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
The Mother of Heaven, in her window by the Jade Pool, / Hears The Yellow Bamboo Song shaking the whole earth. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 302
Country in which there are precipitous cliffs with torrents running between, deep natural hollows, should be left with [...] Cf. Sunzi 139
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