Let the brilliant white colt, / Feed on the young growth of my vegetable garden. / Tether it by the foot, tie it by [...] Cf. Shijing 186
Some one asked the meaning of the great sacrifice. The Master said, "I do not know. He who knew its meaning would find [...] Cf. Lunyu 51
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
The bright moon lifts from the Mountain of Heaven / In an infinite haze of cloud and sea, / And the wind, that [...] Cf. Tangshi 38
Make forays in fertile country in order to supply your army with food. [...] Cf. Sunzi 196
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