The Yellow ducks fly about, / And are taken with hand-nets and spread-nets. / May our sovereign live for ten [...] Cf. Shijing 216
1. The Master said, "The way of the superior man is threefold, but I am not equal to it. Virtuous, he is free from [...] Cf. Lunyu 375
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
Last year you went with your troops to Tibet; / And when your men had vanished beyond the citywall, / News was [...] Cf. Tangshi 151
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the [...] Cf. Sunzi 163
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