Not for the violence of the wind ; / Not for a rushing motion of a chariot ; – / But when I look to the road to [...] Cf. Shijing 149
The chief of the Chî family sent to ask Min Tsze-ch'ien to be governor of Pî. Min Tszech'ien said, "Decline the offer [...] Cf. Lunyu 129
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
Can you keep the unquiet physical-soul from straying, hold fast to the Unity, and never quit it? / Can you, when [...] Cf. Daodejing 10
In the Fourth-month the south wind blows plains of yellow barley, / Date-flowers have not faded yet and [...] Cf. Tangshi 48
Of old, the rise of the Yin dynasty [...] Cf. Sunzi 254
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