In large volume, those flowing waters, / Go to the court of the sea. / Rapid is that flying falcon, / Now [...] Cf. Shijing 183
The Master said, "The student of virtue has no contentions. If it be said he cannot avoid them, shall this be in [...] Cf. Lunyu 47
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
A fisherman is drifting, enjoying the spring mountains, / And the peach-trees on both banks lead him to an ancient [...] Cf. Tangshi 78
While we keep away from such places, we should get the enemy to approach them; while we face them, we should let the [...] Cf. Sunzi 140
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