Those officers of the [old] capital, / With their fox-furs so yellow, / Their deportment unvaryingly [correct], / [...] Cf. Shijing 225
1. Ch'an K'ang asked Po-yü, saying, "Have you heard any lessons from your father different from what we have all [...] Cf. Lunyu 446
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
Walking along a little path, / I find a footprint on the moss, / A while cloud low on the quiet lake, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 136
In all fighting, the direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to [...] Cf. Sunzi 61
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