The gourd has [still] its bitter leaves, / And the crossing at the ford is deep. / If deep, I will go [...] Cf. Shijing 34
The Master said, "In preparing the governmental notifications, P'î Shan first made the rough draft; Shî-shû examined [...] Cf. Lunyu 355
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
High beyond the thick wall a tower shines with sunset / Where peach and plum are blooming and the willowcotton [...] Cf. Tangshi 181
These six are the principles connected with Earth. The general who has attained a responsible post must be careful to [...] Cf. Sunzi 162
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