Bright are those extensive fields, / A tenth of whose produce is annually levied. / I take the old stores, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 211
1. He did not dislike to have his rice finely cleaned, nor to have his mince meat cut quite small. / 2. He did not eat [...] Cf. Lunyu 248
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
You are gone. The river is high at my door. / Cicadas are mute on dew-laden boughs. / This is a moment when [...] Cf. Tangshi 159
In respect of military method, we have, firstly, Measurement; secondly, Estimation of quantity; thirdly, Calculation; [...] Cf. Sunzi 54
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