Of the gourd leaves, waving about, / Some are taken and boiled ; / [Then] the superior man, from his spirits, / [...] Cf. Shijing 231
1. A man of the village of Tâ-hsiang said, "Great indeed is the philosopher K'ung! His learning is extensive, and yet [...] Cf. Lunyu 211
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
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
The Mother of Heaven, in her window by the Jade Pool, / Hears The Yellow Bamboo Song shaking the whole earth. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 302
The general who thoroughly understands the advantages that accompany variation of tactics knows how to handle his [...] Cf. Sunzi 125
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