Lofty is that southern hill, / With its masses of rocks ! / Awe-inspiring are you, O [Grand] master Yin, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 191
1. Tsze-chang asked, "What must the officer be, who may be said to be distinguished?" / 2. The Master said, "What is it [...] Cf. Lunyu 313
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
Phoenixes that played here once, so that the place was named for them, / Have abandoned it now to this desolate [...] Cf. Tangshi 175
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own [...] Cf. Sunzi 172
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