What are there on Zhongnan ? / There are white firs and plum trees. / Our prince has arrived at it, / Wearing an [...] Cf. Shijing 130
1. Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stands in awe. He stands in awe of the ordinances [...] Cf. Lunyu 441
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
A bell in the mountain-temple sounds the coming of night. / I hear people at the fishing-town stumble aboard the [...] Cf. Tangshi 52
Having INWARD SPIES, making use of officials of the enemy. [...] Cf. Sunzi 244
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