What man was that ? / His mind is full of dangerous devices. / Why did he approach my dam, / Without entering my [...] Cf. Shijing 199
The Master said, "There may be those who act without knowing why. I do not do so. Hearing much and selecting what is [...] Cf. Lunyu 178
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
Lords of the capital, sharp, unearthly, / The Great Flower's three points pierce through heaven. / Clouds are [...] Cf. Tangshi 171
If in the neighborhood of your camp there should be any hilly country, ponds surrounded by aquatic grass, hollow basins [...] Cf. Sunzi 141
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