How pure and still are the solemn temples, / In their strong solidity and minute completeness ! / Highly [...] Cf. Shijing 300
Tsze-hsiâ said, "When a person does not transgress the boundary line in the great virtues, he may pass and repass it in [...] Cf. Lunyu 495
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
The Han Emperor Wen bequeathed us this terrace / Which I climb to watch the coming dawn. / Cloudy peaks run [...] Cf. Tangshi 174
The skillful tactician may be likened to the SHUAI-JAN. Now the SHUAI-JAN is a snake that is found in the Ch`ang [...] Cf. Sunzi 203
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