How shall it be said that you have no clothes ? / I will share my long robes with you. / The king is raising his [...] Cf. Shijing 133
The disciples of Tsze-hsiâ asked Tsze-chang about the principles that should characterize mutual intercourse. [...] Cf. Lunyu 487
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
In twelve chambers the ladies, decked for the day, / Peer afar for their lord from their Fairy-View Lodge; / [...] Cf. Tangshi 221
Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and [...] Cf. Sunzi 178
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