His lambs's fur is glossy, / Truly smooth and beautiful. / That officer, / Rests in his lot and will not change. [...] Cf. Shijing 80
The Master said, "Mang Kung-ch'o is more than fit to be chief officer in the families of Châo and Wei, but he is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 358
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
Can you keep the unquiet physical-soul from straying, hold fast to the Unity, and never quit it? / Can you, when [...] Cf. Daodejing 10
I ponder on the poem of The Precious Dagger. / My road has wound through many years. / ...Now yellow leaves are [...] Cf. Tangshi 157
Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a [...] Cf. Sunzi 9
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