He has reared his hut by the stream in the valley, / – That large man, so much at his ease. / Alone he sleeps, [...] Cf. Shijing 56
1. Tsze-ch'in asked Tsze-kung, saying, "When our master comes to any country, he does not fail to learn all about its [...] Cf. Lunyu 10
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
The sun has set in the water's clear void, / And little blue islands are one with the sky. / On the bank a [...] Cf. Tangshi 219
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his [...] Cf. Sunzi 86
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