In large volume, those flowing waters, / Go to the court of the sea. / Rapid is that flying falcon, / Now [...] Cf. Shijing 183
1. Tsze-lû, Tsang Hsî, Zan Yû, and Kung-hsû Hwâ were sitting by the Master. / 2. He said to them, "Though I am a day or [...] Cf. Lunyu 293
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
Boundless grasses over the plain / Come and go with every season; / Wildfire never quite consumes them – / [...] Cf. Tangshi 152
Hence in the wise leader's plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together. [...] Cf. Sunzi 126
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