He assigned us a house large and spacious ; / But now at every meal there is nothing left. / Alas that he could not [...] Cf. Shijing 135
When he entered the ancestral temple of the state, he asked about everything. [...] Cf. Lunyu 261
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
The monk from Shu with his green silk lute-case, / Walking west down Omei Mountain, / Has brought me by one [...] Cf. Tangshi 103
On hemmed-in ground, I would block any way of retreat. [...] Cf. Sunzi 213
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