We went to the hills of the east, / And long were we there without returning, / When we came from the east, / [...] Cf. Shijing 156
1. Kung-sun Ch'âo of Wei asked Tsze-kung, saying. "From whom did Chung-nî get his learning?" / 2. Tsze-kung replied, [...] Cf. Lunyu 506
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
Lords of the capital, sharp, unearthly, / The Great Flower's three points pierce through heaven. / Clouds are [...] Cf. Tangshi 171
In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed. Whether to concentrate or to divide your troops, must be [...] Cf. Sunzi 105
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