The sun is in the east, / And that lovely girl, / Is in my chamber. / She is in my chamber ; / She treads in my [...] Cf. Shijing 99
The Master said, "It is all over. I have not yet seen one who could perceive his faults, and inwardly accuse himself." [...] Cf. Lunyu 119
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
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
I still remember those days of peace – / Twenty years among mountains and forests, / The pure stream running [...] Cf. Tangshi 26
If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak. If the banners and flags are shifted about, [...] Cf. Sunzi 147
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