Lamb's fur and leopard's cuffs, / You use us with unkindness. / Might we not find another chief ? / But [we stay] [...] Cf. Shijing 120
The Master said, "The superior man is easy to serve and difficult to please. If you try to please him in any way which [...] Cf. Lunyu 342
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
There once was a man, sent on military missions, / A wanderer, from youth, on the You and Yan frontiers. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 47
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation [...] Cf. Sunzi 242
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