Beneath my door made of cross pieces of wood, / I can rest at my leisure ; / By the wimpling stream from my [...] Cf. Shijing 138
1. The Master said, "Alas! there is no one that knows me." / 2. Tsze-kung said, "What do you mean by thus saying – [...] Cf. Lunyu 382
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
Wistful, away from my friends and kin, / Through mist and fog I float and float / With the sail that bears me [...] Cf. Tangshi 28
SURVIVING SPIES, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp. [...] Cf. Sunzi 247
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