At the conjunction [of the sun and moon] in the tenth month, / On the first day of the moon, which was Xin-mao, / [...] Cf. Shijing 193
When the Master was in Ch'î, he heard the Shâo, and for three months did not know the taste of flesh. "I did not [...] Cf. Lunyu 164
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
The stars of last night and the wind of last night / Are west of the Painted Chamber and east of Cinnamon Hall. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 210
Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the [...] Cf. Sunzi 25
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