Luxuriantly is that young mulberry tree, / And beneath it wide is the shade ; / But they will pluck its leaves till [...] Cf. Shijing 257
The Master said, "The student of virtue has no contentions. If it be said he cannot avoid them, shall this be in [...] Cf. Lunyu 47
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
Where tender grasses rim the stream / And deep boughs trill with mango-birds, / On the spring flood of last [...] Cf. Tangshi 272
There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration. [...] Cf. Sunzi 224
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