The hare is slow and cautious ; / The pheasant plumps into the net. / In the early part of my life, / Time [...] Cf. Shijing 70
1. Tsâi Wo asked about the three years' mourning for parents, saying that one year was long enough. / 2. "If the [...] Cf. Lunyu 468
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
The monk from Shu with his green silk lute-case, / Walking west down Omei Mountain, / Has brought me by one [...] Cf. Tangshi 103
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: 1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; [...] Cf. Sunzi 129
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