Look at the Luo, / With its waters broad and deep. / Thither has come our lord, / In whom all happiness and [...] Cf. Shijing 213
1. The Master being very ill, Tsze-lû wished the disciples to act as ministers to him. / 2. During a remission of his [...] Cf. Lunyu 221
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
I go in a dream to the house of Xie / Through a zigzag porch with arching rails / To a court where the spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 310
In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed. Whether to concentrate or to divide your troops, must be [...] Cf. Sunzi 105
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