Brilliant are the flowers, / On those level heights and the low grounds. / Complete and alert is the messenger, [...] Cf. Shijing 163
1. Mang Wû asked about Tsze-lû, whether he was perfectly virtuous. The Master said, "I do not know." / 2. He asked [...] Cf. Lunyu 100
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
By my old gate, among yellow grasses, / Still we linger, sick at heart. / The way you must follow through cold [...] Cf. Tangshi 145
The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice. [...] Cf. Sunzi 18
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