Into the recesses of the large mound, / Came the wind whirling from the south. / There was [our] happy, courteous [...] Cf. Shijing 252
1. Sze-mâ Niû asked about perfect virtue. / 2. The Master said, "The man of perfect virtue is cautious and slow in his [...] Cf. Lunyu 296
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
The fine clouds have opened and the River of Stars is gone, / A clear wind blows across the sky, and the moon [...] Cf. Tangshi 67
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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