King Wen is on high ; / Oh ! bright is he in heaven. / Although Zhou was an old country, / The [favouring] [...] Cf. Shijing 235
1. Tsze-yû said, "The disciples and followers of Tsze-hsiâ, in sprinkling and sweeping the ground, in answering and [...] Cf. Lunyu 496
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
The lovely Lo Fo of the western land / Plucks mulberry leaves by the waterside. / Across the green boughs [...] Cf. Tangshi 39
Asked if an army can be made to imitate the SHUAI-JAN, [...] Cf. Sunzi 204
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