Those in the leather caps, – / Who are they ? / Since your spirits are [so]good, / And your viands are [so] [...] Cf. Shijing 217
1. The Master was put in fear in K'wang. / 2. He said, "After the death of King Wan, was not the cause of truth lodged [...] Cf. Lunyu 214
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
Is it raining on the river all the way to Chu? – - / The evening bell comes to us from Nanjing. / Your wet [...] Cf. Tangshi 141
After that, comes tactical maneuvering, than which there is nothing more difficult. [...] Cf. Sunzi 95
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