I went out at the east gate, / Where the girls were in clouds. / Although they are like clouds, / It is not on [...] Cf. Shijing 93
The Master said, "Even in my early days, a historiographer would leave a blank in his text, and he who had a horse [...] Cf. Lunyu 417
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship over the hundred lesser streams? / Through the merit of being [...] Cf. Daodejing 66
Against the City of the Yellow Dragon / Our troops were sent long years ago, / And girls here watch the same [...] Cf. Tangshi 95
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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