The feet of the Lin : – / The noble sons of our prince, / Ah ! they are the Lin ! / / The forehead [...] Cf. Shijing 11
The Master said of Ching, a scion of the ducal family of Wei, that he knew the economy of a family well. When he began [...] Cf. Lunyu 325
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
So bright a gleam on the foot of my bed – / Could there have been a frost already? / Lifting myself to look, I [...] Cf. Tangshi 233
By holding out advantages to him, he can cause the enemy to approach of his own accord; or, by inflicting damage, he [...] Cf. Sunzi 76
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