Rapid was the warlike energy of [our king of] Yin, / And vigorously did he attack Jing-Chu. / Boldly he entered its [...] Cf. Shijing 305
1. Sze-mâ Niû asked about the superior man. The Master said, "The superior man has neither anxiety nor fear." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 297
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
The mountain-light suddenly fails in the west, / In the east from the lake the slow moon rises. / I loosen my [...] Cf. Tangshi 19
The direct and the indirect lead on to each other in turn. It is like moving in a circle - you never come to an end. [...] Cf. Sunzi 63
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