They were gathering the white millet, / In those new fields, / And in these acres brought only one year under [...] Cf. Shijing 178
1. Sze-mâ Niû asked about the superior man. The Master said, "The superior man has neither anxiety nor fear." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 297
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
Flowers, as high as my window, hurt the heart of a wanderer / For I see, from this high vantage, sadness [...] Cf. Tangshi 187
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:–this is the art of retaining [...] Cf. Sunzi 117
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