A flock of egrets is flying, / About the marsh there in the west. / My visitors came, / With an [elegant] [...] Cf. Shijing 278
1. Ch'an Tsze-ch'in, addressing Tsze-kung, said, "You are too modest. How can Chung-nî be said to be superior to you?" [...] Cf. Lunyu 509
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
My heart in middle age found the Way. / And I came to dwell at the foot of this mountain. / When the spirit [...] Cf. Tangshi 123
If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak. If the banners and flags are shifted about, [...] Cf. Sunzi 147
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