The reeds and rushes are deeply green, / And the white dew is turned into hoarfrost. / The man of whom I think, / [...] Cf. Shijing 129
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The officer, having discharged all his duties, should devote his leisure to learning. The student, [...] Cf. Lunyu 497
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
There seems to be no one on the empty mountain.... / And yet I think I hear a voice, / Where sunlight, entering [...] Cf. Tangshi 224
By METHOD AND DISCIPLINE are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 7
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