The fretted waters, / Do not carry on their current a bundle of thorns. / Few are our brethren ; / There are only [...] Cf. Shijing 92
The Master said, "The FANG bird does not come; the river sends forth no map:– it is all over with me!" [...] Cf. Lunyu 218
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
Beside the Temple of the Great Premier stands an ancient cypress / With a trunk of green bronze and a root of [...] Cf. Tangshi 63
At first, then, exhibit the coyness of a maiden, until the enemy gives you an opening; afterwards emulate the rapidity [...] Cf. Sunzi 221
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