Gently blows the east wind ; – / The wind followed by the rain. / In the time of fear and dread, / It was all I [...] Cf. Shijing 201
1. The Master said, "In my dealings with men, whose evil do I blame, whose goodness do I praise, beyond what is proper? [...] Cf. Lunyu 416
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
Here in the Eighth-month the waters of the lake / Are of a single air with heaven, / And a mist from the Yun [...] Cf. Tangshi 124
To be near the goal while the enemy is still far from it, to wait at ease while the enemy is toiling and struggling, to [...] Cf. Sunzi 118
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