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. The Master said, "Yû, have you heard the six words to which are attached six becloudings?" Yû replied, "I have not." [...] Cf. Lunyu 455
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
Never mind if the people are not intimidated by your authority. A Mightier Authority will deal with them in the end. Do [...] Cf. Daodejing 72
Where the sun has entered the western hills, / I look for a monk in his little straw hut; / But only the fallen [...] Cf. Tangshi 160
On serious ground, I would try to ensure a continuous stream of supplies. On difficult ground, I would keep pushing on [...] Cf. Sunzi 212
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