In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
Tsze-lû asked whether he should immediately carry into practice what he heard. The Master said, "There are your father [...] Cf. Lunyu 289
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
You cannot rule men nor serve heaven unless you have laid up a store; / This “laying up a store” means quickly [...] Cf. Daodejing 59
Our host, providing abundant wine to make the night mellow, / Asks his guest from Yangzhou to play for us on the [...] Cf. Tangshi 49
Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. He who can modify [...] Cf. Sunzi 93
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