Long and large grows the e ; – / It is not the e but the hao. / Alas ! alas ! my parents, / With what toil ye [...] Cf. Shijing 202
Tsze-hsiâ asked what filial piety was. The Master said, "The difficulty is with the countenance. If, when their elders [...] Cf. Lunyu 24
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
The monk from Shu with his green silk lute-case, / Walking west down Omei Mountain, / Has brought me by one [...] Cf. Tangshi 103
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are [...] Cf. Sunzi 201
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