In the seventh month, the Fire Star passes the meridian ; / In the 9th month, clothes are given out. / In the days [...] Cf. Shijing 154
The Master said, "If a man in the morning hear the right way, he may die in the evening without regret." [...] Cf. Lunyu 74
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
You were foreordained to find the source. / Now, tracing your way as in a dream / There where the sea floats up [...] Cf. Tangshi 138
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:–this is the art of retaining [...] Cf. Sunzi 117
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