Of [our] admirable, amiable, sovereign, / Most illustrious is the excellent virtue. / He orders rightly the people, [...] Cf. Shijing 249
1. Shun had five ministers, and the empire was well governed. / 2. King Wû said, "I have ten able ministers." / 3. [...] Cf. Lunyu 208
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
Lying on a high seat in the south study, / We have lifted the curtain-and we see the rising moon / Brighten [...] Cf. Tangshi 21
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION. [...] Cf. Sunzi 165
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