Oh ! in the Qi and the Ju, / There are many fish in the warrens ; – / Sturgeons, large and snouted, / Zhan, [...] Cf. Shijing 281
1. Ch'ang-tsü and Chieh-nî were at work in the field together, when Confucius passed by them, and sent Tsze-lû to [...] Cf. Lunyu 479
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
To your hermitage here on the top of the mountain / I have climbed, without stopping, these ten miles. / I have [...] Cf. Tangshi 22
1) By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey. This is called [...] Cf. Sunzi 35
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