Yao-yao went the grass-insects, / And the hoppers sprang about. / While I do not see my lord, / My [...] Cf. Shijing 14
1. When he was sending complimentary inquiries to any one in another state, he bowed twice as he escorted the messenger [...] Cf. Lunyu 255
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
Since I married the merchant of Qutang / He has failed each day to keep his word.... / Had I thought how [...] Cf. Tangshi 260
When the light chariots come out first and take up a position on the wings, it is a sign that the enemy is forming for [...] Cf. Sunzi 145
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