Ah ! ah ! our meritorious ancestor ! / Permanent are the blessings coming from him, / Repeatedly conferred without [...] Cf. Shijing 302
1. Tsze-lû, following the Master, happened to fall behind, when he met an old man, carrying across his shoulder on a [...] Cf. Lunyu 480
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
You said you would come, but you did not, and you left me with no other trace / Than the moonlight on your tower [...] Cf. Tangshi 212
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline, simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates [...] Cf. Sunzi 68
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