The fish pass into the basket, / Yellow-jaws and sand-blowers. / Our host has spirits, / Good and abundance of [...] Cf. Shijing 170
1. When fasting, he thought it necessary to have his clothes brightly clean and made of linen cloth. / 2. When fasting, [...] Cf. Lunyu 247
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers, / Borne by the channel of a green stream, / Rounding ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 15
Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who [...] Cf. Sunzi 13
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