' The cock has crowed ; / The court is full. ' / But it was not the cock that was crowing ; – / It was the [...] Cf. Shijing 96
1. "When the love of superiority, boasting, resentments, and covetousness are repressed, this may be deemed perfect [...] Cf. Lunyu 348
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
Petals of spring fly all through the city / From the wind in the willows of the Imperial River. / And at dusk, [...] Cf. Tangshi 274
In every army, the five developments connected with fire must be known, the movements of the stars calculated, and a [...] Cf. Sunzi 229
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