He has many carriages, giving forth their Lin-Lin ; / He has horses with their white foreheads. / Before we can see [...] Cf. Shijing 126
1. The music master, Mien, having called upon him, when they came to the steps, the Master said, "Here are the steps." [...] Cf. Lunyu 433
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
Her jade-white staircase is cold with dew; / Her silk soles are wet, she lingered there so long.... / Behind [...] Cf. Tangshi 255
If you march fifty li in order to outmaneuver the enemy, you will lose the leader of your first division, and only [...] Cf. Sunzi 100
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