My husband looks full of satisfaction. / In his left hand he holds his reed-organ, / And with his right he calls [...] Cf. Shijing 67
The Master said of the Shâo that it was perfectly beautiful and also perfectly good. He said of the Wû that it was [...] Cf. Lunyu 65
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
Without leaving his door / He knows everything under heaven. / Without looking out of his window / He knows all the [...] Cf. Daodejing 47
There are faint green mountains and far green waters, / And grasses in this river region not yet faded by autumn; [...] Cf. Tangshi 292
When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called TEMPORIZING ground. it [...] Cf. Sunzi 158
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