We gather and gather the plantains ; / Now we may gather them. / We gather and gather the plantains ; / [...] Cf. Shijing 8
1. The Master was put in fear in K'wang. / 2. He said, "After the death of King Wan, was not the cause of truth lodged [...] Cf. Lunyu 214
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
Bamboo from the southern hills was used to make this pipe. / And its music, that was introduced from Persia first [...] Cf. Tangshi 51
The end and aim of spying in all its five varieties is knowledge of the enemy; and this knowledge can only be derived, [...] Cf. Sunzi 253
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