With flapping wings the crows, / Come back, flying all in a flock. / Other people all are happy, / And I only am [...] Cf. Shijing 197
The Master said, "In preparing the governmental notifications, P'î Shan first made the rough draft; Shî-shû examined [...] Cf. Lunyu 355
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
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
See how the Yellow River's waters move out of heaven. / Entering the ocean, never to return. / See how lovely [...] Cf. Tangshi 85
Measurement owes its existence to Earth; Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to Estimation of quantity; [...] Cf. Sunzi 55
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