By the shores of that marsh, / There are rushes and lotus plants. / There is the beautiful lady ; – / I am [...] Cf. Shijing 145
The Master said, "When the multitude hate a man, it is necessary to examine into the case. When the multitude like a [...] Cf. Lunyu 419
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
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
Her hands of white jade by a window of snow / Are glimmering on a golden-fretted harp – / And to draw the [...] Cf. Tangshi 241
In every army, the five developments connected with fire must be known, the movements of the stars calculated, and a [...] Cf. Sunzi 229
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