On the mound where is the hemp, / Some one is detaining Zijie. / Some one is there detaining Zijie ; – / Would [...] Cf. Shijing 74
1. Chü Po-yü sent a messenger with friendly inquiries to Confucius. / 2. Confucius sat with him, and questioned him. [...] Cf. Lunyu 372
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
Where the sun has entered the western hills, / I look for a monk in his little straw hut; / But only the fallen [...] Cf. Tangshi 160
Hence the experienced soldier, once in motion, is never bewildered; once he has broken camp, he is never at a loss. [...] Cf. Sunzi 177
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