Brilliant are the flowers, / On those level heights and the low grounds. / Complete and alert is the messenger, [...] Cf. Shijing 163
[...] 2. Chi K'ang having sent him a present of physic, he bowed and received it, saying, "I do not know it. I dare not [...] Cf. Lunyu 256
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
Against the City of the Yellow Dragon / Our troops were sent long years ago, / And girls here watch the same [...] Cf. Tangshi 95
To be ignored of any one of the following four or five principles does not befit a warlike prince. When a warlike [...] Cf. Sunzi 216
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