With pleased sounds the deer call to one another, / Eating the celery of the fields. / I have here admirable guests [...] Cf. Shijing 161
The Master said, "A cornered vessel without corners. – A strange cornered vessel! A strange cornered vessel!" [...] Cf. Lunyu 145
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost; / Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman [...] Cf. Tangshi 273
Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to [...] Cf. Sunzi 24
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