The male pheasant flies away, / Lazily moving his wings. / The man of my heart ! – / He has brought on [...] Cf. Shijing 33
The Master said, "In preparing the governmental notifications, P'î Shan first made the rough draft; Shî-shû examined [...] Cf. Lunyu 355
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
High in the faint moonlight, wildgeese are soaring. / Tartar chieftains are fleeing through the dark – / And [...] Cf. Tangshi 258
The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants, [...] Cf. Sunzi 28
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