Ah ! Ah ! ministers and officers, / Reverently attend to your public duties. / The king has given you perfect rules [...] Cf. Shijing 276
The chief of the Chî family was about to sacrifice to the T'ai mountain. The Master said to Zan Yû, "Can you not save [...] Cf. Lunyu 46
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
The autumn night is clear and cold in the lakka-trees of this courtyard. / I am lying forlorn in the river-town. I [...] Cf. Tangshi 188
Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying [...] Cf. Sunzi 29
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