On the mound where is the hemp, / Some one is detaining Zijie. / Some one is there detaining Zijie ; – / Would [...] Cf. Shijing 74
1. The Master said, "Respectfulness, without the rules of propriety, becomes laborious bustle; carefulness, without the [...] Cf. Lunyu 190
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
I wonder why my inlaid harp has fifty strings, / Each with its flower-like fret an interval of youth. / ...The [...] Cf. Tangshi 209
Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the [...] Cf. Sunzi 232
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