He has reared his hut by the stream in the valley, / – That large man, so much at his ease. / Alone he sleeps, [...] Cf. Shijing 56
The Master being very sick, Tsze-lû asked leave to pray for him. He said, "May such a thing be done?" Tsze-lû replied, [...] Cf. Lunyu 185
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
Her candle-light is silvery on her chill bright screen. / Her little silk fan is for fireflies.... / She lies [...] Cf. Tangshi 294
If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak. If the banners and flags are shifted about, [...] Cf. Sunzi 147
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