Luxuriantly is that young mulberry tree, / And beneath it wide is the shade ; / But they will pluck its leaves till [...] Cf. Shijing 257
The philosopher Tsang said, "How imposing is the manner of Chang! It is difficult along with him to practice virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 500
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
Since I married the merchant of Qutang / He has failed each day to keep his word.... / Had I thought how [...] Cf. Tangshi 260
Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who [...] Cf. Sunzi 13
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