Very sharp are the excellent shares, / With which they set to work on the south-lying acres. / They sow their [...] Cf. Shijing 291
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
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
You who have come from my old country, / Tell me what has happened there ! – / Was the plum, when you passed [...] Cf. Tangshi 228
SURVIVING SPIES, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp. [...] Cf. Sunzi 247
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