In the south is the barbel, / And, in multitudes, they are taken under baskets. / The host has spirits, / On [...] Cf. Shijing 171
1. Kung-shan Fû-zâo, when he was holding Pi, and in an attitude of rebellion, invited the Master to visit him, who was [...] Cf. Lunyu 452
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
Zhuge's prestige transcends the earth; / There is only reverence for his face; / Yet his will, among the Three [...] Cf. Tangshi 194
He burns his boats and breaks his cooking-pots; like a shepherd driving a flock of sheep, he drives his men this way [...] Cf. Sunzi 207
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