I am going to gather the dodder, / In the fields of Mei. / But of whom are my thoughts ? / Of that beauty, [...] Cf. Shijing 48
The Master said, "While a man's father is alive, look at the bent of his will; when his father is dead, look at his [...] Cf. Lunyu 11
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
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
Her jade-white staircase is cold with dew; / Her silk soles are wet, she lingered there so long.... / Behind [...] Cf. Tangshi 255
Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose. This is called ability to [...] Cf. Sunzi 218
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