His four iron-black horses are in very fine condition ; / The six reins are in the hand [of the charioteer]. / The [...] Cf. Shijing 127
Chî K'ang asked about Chung-yû, whether he was fit to be employed as an officer of government. The Master said, "Yû is [...] Cf. Lunyu 128
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
When those red berries come in springtime, / Flushing on your southland branches, / Take home an armful, for my [...] Cf. Tangshi 227
The skillful tactician may be likened to the SHUAI-JAN. Now the SHUAI-JAN is a snake that is found in the Ch`ang [...] Cf. Sunzi 203
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