On the hills of the south is the Tai plant, / On those of the north is the Lai. / To be rejoiced in are ye, noble [...] Cf. Shijing 172
1. Fan Ch'ih requested to be taught husbandry. The Master said, "I am not so good for that as an old husbandman." He [...] Cf. Lunyu 321
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
I awake light-hearted this morning of spring, / Everywhere round me the singing of birds – / But now I [...] Cf. Tangshi 232
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: 1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; [...] Cf. Sunzi 129
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