Ah ! solemn is the ancestral temple in its pure stillness. / Reverent and harmonious were the distinguished [...] Cf. Shijing 266
[...] 2. When he was in Chan, their provisions were exhausted, and his followers became so ill that they were unable to [...] Cf. Lunyu 393
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
His golden arrow is tipped with hawk's feathers, / His embroidered silk flag has a tail like a swallow. / One [...] Cf. Tangshi 256
Make forays in fertile country in order to supply your army with food. [...] Cf. Sunzi 196
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