Of generous devotion to the people was duke Liu, / Unable to rest or take his ease [where he was], / He divided and [...] Cf. Shijing 250
When Yen Yüan died, the Master said, "Alas! Heaven is destroying me! Heaven is destroying me!" [...] Cf. Lunyu 276
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
We used to be companions on the Jiang and the Han, / And as often as we met, we were likely to be tipsy. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 140
It is the business of a general to be quiet and thus ensure secrecy; upright and just, and thus maintain order. He [...] Cf. Sunzi 206
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