Ling-ling go the hounds ; – / Their master is admirable and kind. / / There go the hounds with their double [...] Cf. Shijing 103
1. Some one asked about Tsze-ch'ân. The Master said, "He was a kind man." / 2. He asked about Tsze-hsî. The Master [...] Cf. Lunyu 356
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
In the Fourth-month the south wind blows plains of yellow barley, / Date-flowers have not faded yet and [...] Cf. Tangshi 48
When a chieftain is fighting in his own territory, it is dispersive ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 180
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