We went to the hills of the east, / And long were we there without returning, / When we came from the east, / [...] Cf. Shijing 156
1. The Master said, "In my dealings with men, whose evil do I blame, whose goodness do I praise, beyond what is proper? [...] Cf. Lunyu 416
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
My heritage lost through disorder and famine, / My brothers and sisters flung eastward and westward, / My [...] Cf. Tangshi 208
Ground which can be abandoned but is hard to re-occupy is called ENTANGLING. From a position of this sort, if the [...] Cf. Sunzi 157
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