In the low, wet grounds, the mulberry trees are beautiful, / And their leaves are luxuriant. / When I see the [...] Cf. Shijing 228
The Master said, "Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous." [...] Cf. Lunyu 31
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
Down the blue mountain in the evening, / Moonlight was my homeward escort. / Looking back, I saw my path / [...] Cf. Tangshi 5
2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which [...] Cf. Sunzi 36
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