On the mountain is the mulberry tree ; / In the marshes is the lotus flower. / I do not see Zidu, / But I see [...] Cf. Shijing 84
Tsze-kung said, "The faults of the superior man are like the eclipses of the sun and moon. He has his faults, and all [...] Cf. Lunyu 505
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
Lovely now together, his lady and his flowers / Lighten for ever the Emperor's eye, / As he listens to the [...] Cf. Tangshi 319
Hence the use of spies, of whom there are five classes: 1) Local spies; 2) inward spies; 3) converted spies; 4) doomed [...] Cf. Sunzi 241
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