Pleasant is the semi-circular water, / And we will gather the cress about it. / The marquis of Lu is coming to it, [...] Cf. Shijing 299
Chî Wan thought thrice, and then acted. When the Master was informed of it, he said, "Twice may do." [...] Cf. Lunyu 112
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
New Year's only deepens my longing, / Adds to the lonely tears of an exile / Who, growing old and still in [...] Cf. Tangshi 137
There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:– [...] Cf. Sunzi 34
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