How goes the night ? / It is not yet midnight. / The torch is blazing in the court-yard. / My princely men are [...] Cf. Shijing 182
The Master said, "The progress of the superior man is upwards; the progress of the mean man is downwards." [...] Cf. Lunyu 370
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
Last night, while a gust blew peach-petals open / And the moon shone high on the Palace Beyond Time, / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 266
The proper season is when the weather is very dry; the special days are those when the moon is in the constellations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 225
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