On the mound where is the hemp, / Some one is detaining Zijie. / Some one is there detaining Zijie ; – / Would [...] Cf. Shijing 74
1. Ch'an Tsze-ch'in, addressing Tsze-kung, said, "You are too modest. How can Chung-nî be said to be superior to you?" [...] Cf. Lunyu 509
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
This cloud, that has drifted all day through the sky, / May, like a wanderer, never come back.... / Three [...] Cf. Tangshi 12
Knowing the place and the time of the coming battle, we may concentrate from the greatest distances in order to fight. [...] Cf. Sunzi 83
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