In the fourth month comes summer, / And in the sixth month the heat begins to decrease. / Were not my forefathers [...] Cf. Shijing 204
1. The Master said, "Dressed himself in a tattered robe quilted with hemp, yet standing by the side of men dressed in [...] Cf. Lunyu 236
Chieh / Limitation / Water over lake: the image of LIMITATION. Thus the superior man Creates number and [...] Cf. Yijing 60
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
I sit here alone, mourning for us both. / How many years do I lack now of my threescore and ten? / There have [...] Cf. Tangshi 207
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation [...] Cf. Sunzi 242
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