With your long and tapering bamboo rods, / You angle in the Qi. / Do I not think of you ? / But I am far away, [...] Cf. Shijing 59
1. Chan Ch'ang murdered the duke Chien of Ch'î. / 2. Confucius bathed, went to court and informed the duke Âi, saying, [...] Cf. Lunyu 368
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
Where a yellow river climbs to the white clouds, / Near the one city-wall among ten-thousand-foot mountains, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 316
Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the [...] Cf. Sunzi 232
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