I ascend that northern hill, / And gather the medlars. / An officer, strong and vigorous, / Morning and evening I [...] Cf. Shijing 205
The Master said, "Never flagging when I set forth anything to him;– ah! that is Hûi." [...] Cf. Lunyu 229
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
Toward a mist upon the water / Still I wave my hand and sob, / For the flying bird is lost in space / Beyond a [...] Cf. Tangshi 135
When the light chariots come out first and take up a position on the wings, it is a sign that the enemy is forming for [...] Cf. Sunzi 145
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