How agile you are ! / You met me in the neighbourhood of Nao, / And we pursued together tow boars of three years. / [...] Cf. Shijing 97
1. The Master said, "See what a man does. / 2. "Mark his motives. / 3. "Examine in what things he rests. / 4. "How can [...] Cf. Lunyu 26
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
A wanderer hears drums portending battle. / By the first call of autumn from a wildgoose at the border, / He [...] Cf. Tangshi 109
The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when [...] Cf. Sunzi 2
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