The wolf springs forward on his dewlap, / Or trips back on his tail. / The duke was humble, and greatly admirable, [...] Cf. Shijing 160
1. Tsze-lû said, "The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government. What will [...] Cf. Lunyu 320
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
We met last among flowers, among flowers we parted, / And here, a year later, there are flowers again; / But, [...] Cf. Tangshi 199
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need [...] Cf. Sunzi 200
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