Amidst the fretted waters, / The white rocks stand up grandly. / Bringing a robe of white silk, with a vermillion [...] Cf. Shijing 116
1. The Master was put in fear in K'wang. / 2. He said, "After the death of King Wan, was not the cause of truth lodged [...] Cf. Lunyu 214
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
The Son of Heaven in Yuanhe times was martial as a god / And might be likened only to the Emperors Xuan and Xi. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 73
1) When fire breaks out inside to enemy's camp, respond at once with an attack from without. 2) If there is an [...] Cf. Sunzi 227
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