She urges on her chariot rapidly, / With its screen of bamboos woven in squares, and its vermilion coloured leather. [...] Cf. Shijing 105
When the Master was in Ch'an, he said, "Let me return! Let me return! The little children of my school are ambitious [...] Cf. Lunyu 114
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
There are sobs when death is the cause of parting; / But life has its partings again and again. / ...From the [...] Cf. Tangshi 11
Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a [...] Cf. Sunzi 9
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