It floats about, that boat of cypress wood ; / Yea, it floats about on the current. / Disturbed am I and [...] Cf. Shijing 26
Chung-kung asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "It is, when you go abroad, to behave to every one as if you [...] Cf. Lunyu 295
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
Her hands of white jade by a window of snow / Are glimmering on a golden-fretted harp – / And to draw the [...] Cf. Tangshi 241
On open ground, do not try to block the enemy's way. [...] Cf. Sunzi 190
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