Easy and indifferent ! easy and indifferent ! / I am ready to perform in all dances, / Then when the sun is [...] Cf. Shijing 38
The Master said, "Mang Kung-ch'o is more than fit to be chief officer in the families of Châo and Wei, but he is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 358
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
South go the wildgesse, for leaves are now falling, / And the water is cold with a wind from the north. / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 132
Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots have been taken, those should be rewarded who took the first. [...] Cf. Sunzi 22
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