The red bows unbent, / Were received and deposited. / I have here an admirable quest, / And with all my heart I [...] Cf. Shijing 175
Tsze-hsiâ said, "There are learning extensively, and having a firm and sincere aim; inquiring with earnestness, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 490
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
Slow and reluctant, I have waited / Day after day, till now I must go. / How sweet the road-side flowers might [...] Cf. Tangshi 131
Though according to my estimate the soldiers of Yueh exceed our own in number, that shall advantage them nothing in the [...] Cf. Sunzi 84
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