In the fourth month comes summer, / And in the sixth month the heat begins to decrease. / Were not my forefathers [...] Cf. Shijing 204
1. Tsze-lû asked what constituted a COMPLETE man. The Master said, "Suppose a man with the knowledge of Tsang Wû-chung, [...] Cf. Lunyu 359
Pi / Holding Together [Union] / On the earth is water: The image of HOLDING TOGETHER. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 8
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
There are sobs when death is the cause of parting; / But life has its partings again and again. / ...From the [...] Cf. Tangshi 11
Having LOCAL SPIES means employing the services of the inhabitants of a district. [...] Cf. Sunzi 243
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