They gather the beans, they gather the beans, / In their baskets, square and round. / The princes are coming to [...] Cf. Shijing 222
Tsze-yû asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "The filial piety nowadays means the support of one's parents. [...] Cf. Lunyu 23
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
How gladly I would seek a mountain / If I had enough means to live as a recluse! / For I turn at last from [...] Cf. Tangshi 129
Mountain forests, rugged steeps, marshes and fens–all country that is hard to traverse: this is difficult ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 186
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