With flapping wings the crows, / Come back, flying all in a flock. / Other people all are happy, / And I only am [...] Cf. Shijing 197
Fan Ch'ih asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "It is, in retirement, to be sedately grave; in the management [...] Cf. Lunyu 336
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
You said you would come, but you did not, and you left me with no other trace / Than the moonlight on your tower [...] Cf. Tangshi 212
Ground on which each side has liberty of movement is open ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 183
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