In the net with its nine bags, / Are rud and bream. / We see this prince, / With his grand-ducal robe and [...] Cf. Shijing 159
1. The Master said, "See what a man does. / 2. "Mark his motives. / 3. "Examine in what things he rests. / 4. "How can [...] Cf. Lunyu 26
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
Line after line has flown back over the border. / Where are you headed all by yourself? / In the evening rain [...] Cf. Tangshi 166
Ground which is reached through narrow gorges, and from which we can only retire by tortuous paths, so that a small [...] Cf. Sunzi 187
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