Of the peach trees in the garden, / The fruit may be used as food. / My heart is grieved, / And I play and sing. [...] Cf. Shijing 109
1. Tsze-lû got Tsze-kâo appointed governor of Pî. / 2. The Master said, "You are injuring a man's son." / 3. Tsze-lû [...] Cf. Lunyu 292
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
There is only one Carved-Cloud, exquisite always- / Yet she dreads the spring, blowing cold in the palace, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 300
If we know that the enemy is open to attack, but are unaware that our own men are not in a condition to attack, we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 175
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