Luxuriantly grows the aster-southernwood, / In the midst of that large mound. / Since we see our noble lord, / We [...] Cf. Shijing 176
1. Tsze-chang asked whether the affairs of ten ages after could be known. / 2. Confucius said, "The Yin dynasty [...] Cf. Lunyu 39
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
Here, where you spent your three years' exile, / To be mourned in Chu ten thousand years, / Can I trace your [...] Cf. Tangshi 196
When an army has penetrated into the heart of a hostile country, leaving a number of fortified cities in its rear, it [...] Cf. Sunzi 185
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