In the seventh month, the Fire Star passes the meridian ; / In the 9th month, clothes are given out. / In the days [...] Cf. Shijing 154
When the Master was in company with a person who was singing, if he sang well, he would make him repeat the song, while [...] Cf. Lunyu 182
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
They say that wildgeese, flying southward, / Here turn back, this very month.... / Shall my own southward [...] Cf. Tangshi 96
If you set a fully equipped army in march in order to snatch an advantage, the chances are that you will be too late. [...] Cf. Sunzi 98
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