The feet of the Lin : – / The noble sons of our prince, / Ah ! they are the Lin ! / / The forehead [...] Cf. Shijing 11
1. When Yen Yüan died, the Master bewailed him exceedingly, and the disciples who were with him said, "Master, your [...] Cf. Lunyu 277
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
When the Emperor sought guidance from wise men, from exiles, / He found no calmer wisdom than that of young Jia / [...] Cf. Tangshi 304
He burns his boats and breaks his cooking-pots; like a shepherd driving a flock of sheep, he drives his men this way [...] Cf. Sunzi 207
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