The Jiang has its branches, led from it and returning to it. / Our lady, when she was married, / Would not [...] Cf. Shijing 22
1. Tsze-kung wished to do away with the offering of a sheep connected with the inauguration of the first day of each [...] Cf. Lunyu 57
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
Where, before me, are the ages that have gone? / And where, behind me, are the coming generations? / I think of [...] Cf. Tangshi 46
Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving [...] Cf. Sunzi 144
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