With flapping wings the crows, / Come back, flying all in a flock. / Other people all are happy, / And I only am [...] Cf. Shijing 197
The Master said, "My doctrines make no way. I will get upon a raft, and float about on the sea. He that will accompany [...] Cf. Lunyu 99
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers, / Borne by the channel of a green stream, / Rounding ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 15
If we know that the enemy is open to attack, but are unaware that our own men are not in a condition to attack, we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 175
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