Let the brilliant white colt, / Feed on the young growth of my vegetable garden. / Tether it by the foot, tie it by [...] Cf. Shijing 186
The Master said, "In preparing the governmental notifications, P'î Shan first made the rough draft; Shî-shû examined [...] Cf. Lunyu 355
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
There's a harp in the midnight playing clear, / While the west wind rustles a green vine; / There's a low cloud [...] Cf. Tangshi 155
These are six ways of courting defeat, which must be carefully noted by the general who has attained a responsible [...] Cf. Sunzi 169
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