The turtle dove is in the mulberry tree, / And her young ones are seven. / The virtuous man, the princely one, / [...] Cf. Shijing 152
1. When he was waiting at court, in speaking with the great officers of the lower grade, he spoke freely, but in a [...] Cf. Lunyu 242
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
When there is Tao in the empire / The galloping steeds are turned back to fertilize the ground by their droppings. / [...] Cf. Daodejing 46
A cold light shines on the gathering dew, / As sunset fades beyond the southern mountains; / Trees echo with [...] Cf. Tangshi 163
Hence a wise general makes a point of foraging on the enemy. One cartload of the enemy's provisions is equivalent to [...] Cf. Sunzi 21
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