In the south is the barbel, / And, in multitudes, they are taken under baskets. / The host has spirits, / On [...] Cf. Shijing 171
The Master said, "'If good men were to govern a country in succession for a hundred years, they would be able to [...] Cf. Lunyu 328
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
The sand below the border-mountain lies like snow, / And the moon like frost beyond the city-wall, / And [...] Cf. Tangshi 279
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the [...] Cf. Sunzi 163
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