In the south is the barbel, / And, in multitudes, they are taken under baskets. / The host has spirits, / On [...] Cf. Shijing 171
The Master said, "Your good, careful people of the villages are the thieves of virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 460
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
Lakka-trees ripen two by two / And mandarin-ducks die side by side. / If a true-hearted girl will love only her [...] Cf. Tangshi 44
The COMMANDER stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness. [...] Cf. Sunzi 6
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