Round and round the firewood is bound ; / And the Three Stars appear in the sky. / This evening is what evening, / [...] Cf. Shijing 118
The Master said, "In preparing the governmental notifications, P'î Shan first made the rough draft; Shî-shû examined [...] Cf. Lunyu 355
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Sailing far off from Jingmen Ferry, / Soon you will be with people in the south, / Where the mountains end and [...] Cf. Tangshi 101
The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals. Hence his [...] Cf. Sunzi 71
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