Bright are those extensive fields, / A tenth of whose produce is annually levied. / I take the old stores, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 211
The Master said, "Mang Chih-fan does not boast of his merit. Being in the rear on an occasion of flight, when they were [...] Cf. Lunyu 135
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
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
South go the wildgesse, for leaves are now falling, / And the water is cold with a wind from the north. / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 132
Thus, without waiting to be marshaled, the soldiers will be constantly on the qui vive; without waiting to be asked, [...] Cf. Sunzi 199
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