Minister of war, / We are the claws and teeth of the king. / Why have you rolled us into this sorrow, / So that [...] Cf. Shijing 185
1. Fan Ch'ih asked about benevolence. The Master said, "It is to love all men." He asked about knowledge. The Master [...] Cf. Lunyu 315
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
My office has grown cold today; / And I suddenly think of my mountain friend / Gathering firewood down in the [...] Cf. Tangshi 29
When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called TEMPORIZING ground. it [...] Cf. Sunzi 158
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