Kan-kan go his blows on the sandal trees, / And he places what he hews on the river's bank, / Whose waters flow [...] Cf. Shijing 112
The Master said, "At the great sacrifice, after the pouring out of the libation, I have no wish to look on." [...] Cf. Lunyu 50
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
On a part of a spear still unrusted in the sand / I have burnished the symbol of an ancient kingdom.... / [...] Cf. Tangshi 290
Hence, though an obstinate fight may be made by a small force, in the end it must be captured by the larger force. [...] Cf. Sunzi 32
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