With pleased sounds the deer call to one another, / Eating the celery of the fields. / I have here admirable guests [...] Cf. Shijing 161
1. Tsze-chang asked, saying, "The minister Tsze-wan thrice took office, and manifested no joy in his countenance. [...] Cf. Lunyu 111
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
With this cold night-rain hiding the river, you have come into Wu. / In the level dawn, all alone, you will be [...] Cf. Tangshi 264
If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 174
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