How admirable ! how complete ! / Here are set our hand-drums and drums. / The drums resound harmonious and loud, / [...] Cf. Shijing 301
The three families used the YUNG ode, while the vessels were being removed, at the conclusion of the sacrifice. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 42
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
To find you, moved beyond the city, / A wide path led me, by mulberry and hemp, / To a new-set hedge of [...] Cf. Tangshi 169
Sun Tzu said: Raising a host of a hundred thousand men and marching them great distances entails heavy loss on the [...] Cf. Sunzi 237
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