How agile you are ! / You met me in the neighbourhood of Nao, / And we pursued together tow boars of three years. / [...] Cf. Shijing 97
1. The Duke of Sheh asked Tsze-lû about Confucius, and Tsze-lû did not answer him. / 2. The Master said, "Why did you [...] Cf. Lunyu 169
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
By this wall that surrounds the three Qin districts, / Through a mist that makes five rivers one, / We bid each [...] Cf. Tangshi 92
3) By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, [...] Cf. Sunzi 37
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