There is that little oriole, / Resting on a bend of the mound. / The way is distant, / And I am very much [...] Cf. Shijing 230
1. The disciple Min was standing by his side, looking bland and precise; Tsze-lû, looking bold and soldierly; Zan Yû [...] Cf. Lunyu 280
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
They say that wildgeese, flying southward, / Here turn back, this very month.... / Shall my own southward [...] Cf. Tangshi 96
Having DOOMED SPIES, doing certain things openly for purposes of deception, and allowing our spies to know of them and [...] Cf. Sunzi 246
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