The dolichos on that high and sloping mound ; – / How wide apart are [now] its joints ! / O ye uncles, / [...] Cf. Shijing 37
When he entered the ancestral temple of the state, he asked about everything. [...] Cf. Lunyu 261
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
Grass has run wild now by the Bridge of Red-Birds; / And swallows' wings, at sunset, in Blacktail Row / Where [...] Cf. Tangshi 280
If the enemy's troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or taking [...] Cf. Sunzi 152
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