I am going to gather the dodder, / In the fields of Mei. / But of whom are my thoughts ? / Of that beauty, [...] Cf. Shijing 48
Tsze-lû asked what constituted the superior man. The Master said, "The cultivation of himself in reverential [...] Cf. Lunyu 389
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
When those red berries come in springtime, / Flushing on your southland branches, / Take home an armful, for my [...] Cf. Tangshi 227
Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: 1) Dispersive ground; 2) facile ground; 3) [...] Cf. Sunzi 179
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