How admirable ! how complete ! / Here are set our hand-drums and drums. / The drums resound harmonious and loud, / [...] Cf. Shijing 301
The Master said, "If a truly royal ruler were to arise, it would still require a generation, and then virtue would [...] Cf. Lunyu 329
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
The thread in the hands of a fond-hearted mother / Makes clothes for the body of her wayward boy; / Carefully [...] Cf. Tangshi 45
Make forays in fertile country in order to supply your army with food. [...] Cf. Sunzi 196
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