When the guests first approach the mats, / They take their places on the left and the right in an orderly manner. / [...] Cf. Shijing 220
The Master said, "I have talked with Hûi for a whole day, and he has not made any objection to anything I said;– as if [...] Cf. Lunyu 25
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
On the third day of the Third-month in the freshening weather / Many beauties take the air by the Changan [...] Cf. Tangshi 87
Thus the energy developed by good fighting men is as the momentum of a round stone rolled down a mountain thousands of [...] Cf. Sunzi 73
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