In large volume, those flowing waters, / Go to the court of the sea. / Rapid is that flying falcon, / Now [...] Cf. Shijing 183
1. The duke Âi inquired of Yû Zo, saying, "The year is one of scarcity, and the returns for expenditure are not [...] Cf. Lunyu 302
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
Stories of passion make sweet dust, / Calm water, grasses unconcerned. / At sunset, when birds cry in the wind, [...] Cf. Tangshi 297
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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