Swift flies the falcon, / To the thick-wooded forest in the north. / While I do not see my husband, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 132
1. Tsze-kung asked which of the two, Shih or Shang, was the superior. The Master said, "Shih goes beyond the due mean, [...] Cf. Lunyu 283
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
In gala robes she comes down from her chamber / Into her courtyard, enclosure of spring.... / When she tries [...] Cf. Tangshi 281
Thus, to take a long and circuitous route, after enticing the enemy out of the way, and though starting after him, to [...] Cf. Sunzi 96
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