He has many carriages, giving forth their Lin-Lin ; / He has horses with their white foreheads. / Before we can see [...] Cf. Shijing 126
1. Kung-sun Ch'âo of Wei asked Tsze-kung, saying. "From whom did Chung-nî get his learning?" / 2. Tsze-kung replied, [...] Cf. Lunyu 506
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
This is the road by which I fled, / When the rebels had reached the west end of the city; / And terror, ever [...] Cf. Tangshi 108
After crossing a river, you should get far away from it. So much for river warfare. [...] Cf. Sunzi 132
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