Shu has gone hunting, / Mounted in his chariot and four. / The reins are in his grasp like ribbons, / While the [...] Cf. Shijing 78
[...] 2. When he saw any one in a mourning dress, though it might be an acquaintance, he would change countenance; when [...] Cf. Lunyu 265
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
High beyond the thick wall a tower shines with sunset / Where peach and plum are blooming and the willowcotton [...] Cf. Tangshi 181
In raiding and plundering be like fire, [...] Cf. Sunzi 107
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