Heaven protects and establishes thee, / With the greatest securtiy ; / Makes thee entirely virtuous, / That thou [...] Cf. Shijing 166
1. The Master, having come to Wû-ch'ang, heard there the sound of stringed instruments and singing. / 2. Well pleased [...] Cf. Lunyu 451
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
A misty rain comes blowing with a wind from the east, / And wheels faintly thunder beyond Hibiscus Pool. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 213
Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called ACCESSIBLE. With regard to ground of this nature, be [...] Cf. Sunzi 156
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