God has reversed [His usual course of procedure], / And the lower people are full of distress. / The words which [...] Cf. Shijing 254
1. The Master said, "See what a man does. / 2. "Mark his motives. / 3. "Examine in what things he rests. / 4. "How can [...] Cf. Lunyu 26
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
Mountains cover the white sun, / And oceans drain the golden river; / But you widen your view three hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 236
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are [...] Cf. Sunzi 201
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