Shu has gone hunting ; / And in the streets there are no inhabitants. / Are there indeed no inhabitants ? / [But] [...] Cf. Shijing 77
The Master said, "He who puts on an appearance of stern firmness, while inwardly he is weak, is like one of the small, [...] Cf. Lunyu 459
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
Since I married the merchant of Qutang / He has failed each day to keep his word.... / Had I thought how [...] Cf. Tangshi 260
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the [...] Cf. Sunzi 163
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