Small are those starlets, / Three or five of them in the east, / Swiftly by night we go ; / In the early [...] Cf. Shijing 21
Tsze-lû asked whether he should immediately carry into practice what he heard. The Master said, "There are your father [...] Cf. Lunyu 289
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
The bright moon lifts from the Mountain of Heaven / In an infinite haze of cloud and sea, / And the wind, that [...] Cf. Tangshi 38
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 127
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