Grandly rolls the thunder, / On the south of the southern hill ! / How was it he went away from this, / [...] Cf. Shijing 19
1. Tsze-kung said, "What do you pronounce concerning the poor man who yet does not flatter, and the rich man who is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 15
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
There are many curtains in your care-free house, / Where rapture lasts the whole night long. / ...What are the [...] Cf. Tangshi 218
Knowing the place and the time of the coming battle, we may concentrate from the greatest distances in order to fight. [...] Cf. Sunzi 83
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