Let the brilliant white colt, / Feed on the young growth of my vegetable garden. / Tether it by the foot, tie it by [...] Cf. Shijing 186
The Master said, "Yû, those who know virtue are few." [...] Cf. Lunyu 395
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
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
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
Having INWARD SPIES, making use of officials of the enemy. [...] Cf. Sunzi 244
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