With your long and tapering bamboo rods, / You angle in the Qi. / Do I not think of you ? / But I am far away, [...] Cf. Shijing 59
When Yen Yüan died, Yen Lû begged the carriage of the Master to sell and get an outer shell for his son's coffin. / The [...] Cf. Lunyu 275
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
From office confinement all year long, / I have come out of town to be free this morning / Where willows [...] Cf. Tangshi 32
By METHOD AND DISCIPLINE are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 7
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