With pleased sounds the deer call to one another, / Eating the celery of the fields. / I have here admirable guests [...] Cf. Shijing 161
1. The Duke of Sheh asked Tsze-lû about Confucius, and Tsze-lû did not answer him. / 2. The Master said, "Why did you [...] Cf. Lunyu 169
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
Even in this good reign, how can I serve? / The lone cloud rather, the Buddhist peace.... / Once more, before [...] Cf. Tangshi 289
On dispersive ground, therefore, fight not. On facile ground, halt not. On contentious ground, attack not. [...] Cf. Sunzi 189
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