Swift flies the falcon, / To the thick-wooded forest in the north. / While I do not see my husband, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 132
1. Seeing the countenance, it instantly rises. It flies round, and by and by settles. / 2. The Master said, "There is [...] Cf. Lunyu 267
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
"Decay and decline": deep knowledge have I of Sung Yu's grief. / Romantic and refined, he too is my teacher. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 191
A whole army may be robbed of its spirit; [...] Cf. Sunzi 114
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