In the south is the barbel, / And, in multitudes, they are taken under baskets. / The host has spirits, / On [...] Cf. Shijing 171
Tsze-hsiâ said, "If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 7
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
Finch-notes and swallow-notes tell the new year.... / But so far are the Town of the Horse and the Dragon Mound / [...] Cf. Tangshi 201
Too frequent rewards signify that the enemy is at the end of his resources; [...] Cf. Sunzi 150
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