I went out at the east gate, / Where the girls were in clouds. / Although they are like clouds, / It is not on [...] Cf. Shijing 93
There were four things from which the Master was entirely free. He had no foregone conclusions, no arbitrary [...] Cf. Lunyu 213
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
Having to travel back now from this far place, / I dismount beside your lonely tomb. / The ground where I stand [...] Cf. Tangshi 112
Carefully study the well-being of your men, and devise unfathomable plans. [...] Cf. Sunzi 197
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