The dolichos on that high and sloping mound ; – / How wide apart are [now] its joints ! / O ye uncles, / [...] Cf. Shijing 37
The Master, speaking of Chung-kung, said, "If the calf of a brindled cow be red and horned, although men may not wish [...] Cf. Lunyu 126
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
Last night, while a gust blew peach-petals open / And the moon shone high on the Palace Beyond Time, / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 266
EARTH comprises distances, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and [...] Cf. Sunzi 5
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