How well do the black robes befit you ! / When worn out, we will make others for you. / We will go to your court, / [...] Cf. Shijing 75
1. Tsze-lû said, "The duke Hwan caused his brother Chiû to be killed, when Shâo Hû died with his master, but Kwan Chung [...] Cf. Lunyu 363
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
On a northern peak among white clouds / You have found your hermitage of peace; / And now, as I climb this [...] Cf. Tangshi 18
If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak. If the banners and flags are shifted about, [...] Cf. Sunzi 147
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