In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
1. When fasting, he thought it necessary to have his clothes brightly clean and made of linen cloth. / 2. When fasting, [...] Cf. Lunyu 247
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
I sit here alone, mourning for us both. / How many years do I lack now of my threescore and ten? / There have [...] Cf. Tangshi 207
There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:– [...] Cf. Sunzi 34
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