Shu has gone hunting ; / And in the streets there are no inhabitants. / Are there indeed no inhabitants ? / [But] [...] Cf. Shijing 77
1. Tsze-hwâ being employed on a mission to Ch'î, the disciple Zan requested grain for his mother. The Master said, [...] Cf. Lunyu 124
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
The Three Kingdoms, divided, have been bound by his greatness. / The Eight-Sided Fortress is founded on his fame; [...] Cf. Tangshi 235
Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. This is the way to keep a country at [...] Cf. Sunzi 236
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