In long trains ever increasing grow the gourds. / When [our] people first sprang, / From the country about the Ju [...] Cf. Shijing 237
1. When he was waiting at court, in speaking with the great officers of the lower grade, he spoke freely, but in a [...] Cf. Lunyu 242
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
Farther and farther from the three Ba Roads, / I have come three thousand miles, anxious and watchful, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 165
On open ground, do not try to block the enemy's way. [...] Cf. Sunzi 190
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