The genial wind from the south / Blows on the heart of that jujube tree, / Till that heart looks tender and [...] Cf. Shijing 32
1. Fan Ch'ih asked about benevolence. The Master said, "It is to love all men." He asked about knowledge. The Master [...] Cf. Lunyu 315
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
Here, beside a clear deep lake, / You live accompanied by clouds; / Or soft through the pine the moon arrives [...] Cf. Tangshi 24
It is a military axiom not to advance uphill against the enemy, nor to oppose him when he comes downhill. Do not [...] Cf. Sunzi 120
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