Conspiciously rise the staffs with their ox-tails, / In the distant suburbs of Jun, / Ornamented with the white [...] Cf. Shijing 53
Hsien asked what was shameful. The Master said, "When good government prevails in a state, to be thinking only of [...] Cf. Lunyu 348
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
Zhuge's prestige transcends the earth; / There is only reverence for his face; / Yet his will, among the Three [...] Cf. Tangshi 194
EARTH comprises distances, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and [...] Cf. Sunzi 5
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