The wild geese are flying about ; / Su-su goes the rustle of their wings. / [There were] those officers engaged on [...] Cf. Shijing 181
The disciple Zan returning from the court, the Master said to him, "How are you so late?" He replied, "We had [...] Cf. Lunyu 331
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
While my little boat moves on its mooring of mist, / And daylight wanes, old memories begin.... / How wide the [...] Cf. Tangshi 231
Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and [...] Cf. Sunzi 178
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