Thick grew the tribulus [on the ground], / But they cleared away its thorny bushes. / Why did they this of old ? / [...] Cf. Shijing 209
The Master said, "I have been the whole day without eating, and the whole night without sleeping:– occupied with [...] Cf. Lunyu 422
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
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
A cold wind blows from the far sky.... / What are you thinking of, old friend? / The wildgeese never answer me. [...] Cf. Tangshi 110
Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach [...] Cf. Sunzi 239
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