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. The Master said, "Yû, have you heard the six words to which are attached six becloudings?" Yû replied, "I have not." [...] Cf. Lunyu 455
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
All alone in a foreign land, / I am twice as homesick on this day / When brothers carry dogwood up the [...] Cf. Tangshi 263
When, in consequence of heavy rains up-country, a river which you wish to ford is swollen and flecked with foam, you [...] Cf. Sunzi 138
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