You have made us drink to the full of your spirits ; / You have satiated us with your kindness, / May you enjoy, O [...] Cf. Shijing 247
The Master was wishing Ch'î-tiâo K'âi to enter an official employment. He replied, "I am not yet able to rest in the [...] Cf. Lunyu 98
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
Push far enough towards the Void, / Hold fast enough to Quietness, / And of the ten thousand things none but can be [...] Cf. Daodejing 16
A fisherman is drifting, enjoying the spring mountains, / And the peach-trees on both banks lead him to an ancient [...] Cf. Tangshi 78
Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a [...] Cf. Sunzi 9
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