Luxuriantly is that young mulberry tree, / And beneath it wide is the shade ; / But they will pluck its leaves till [...] Cf. Shijing 257
The Master said, "Who says of Wei-shang Kâo that he is upright? One begged some vinegar of him, and he begged it of a [...] Cf. Lunyu 116
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
You said you would come, but you did not, and you left me with no other trace / Than the moonlight on your tower [...] Cf. Tangshi 212
Movement amongst the trees of a forest shows that the enemy is advancing. Startled beasts indicate that a sudden [...] Cf. Sunzi 142
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