The reeds and rushes are deeply green, / And the white dew is turned into hoarfrost. / The man of whom I think, / [...] Cf. Shijing 129
The people of Ch'î sent to Lû a present of female musicians, which Chî Hwan received, and for three days no court was [...] Cf. Lunyu 477
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
You are gone. The river is high at my door. / Cicadas are mute on dew-laden boughs. / This is a moment when [...] Cf. Tangshi 159
Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a [...] Cf. Sunzi 9
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