You have made us drink to the full of your spirits ; / You have satiated us with your kindness, / May you enjoy, O [...] Cf. Shijing 247
The subjects of which the Master seldom spoke were – profitableness, and also the appointments of Heaven, and perfect [...] Cf. Lunyu 210
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
Drive the orioles away, / All their music from the trees.... / When she dreamed that she went to Liaoxi Camp / [...] Cf. Tangshi 251
When a chieftain is fighting in his own territory, it is dispersive ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 180
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