Thick grew the tribulus [on the ground], / But they cleared away its thorny bushes. / Why did they this of old ? / [...] Cf. Shijing 209
1. The Master said, "Without recognizing the ordinances of Heaven, it is impossible to be a superior man. / 2. "Without [...] Cf. Lunyu 512
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers, / Borne by the channel of a green stream, / Rounding ten thousand [...] Cf. Tangshi 15
Having CONVERTED SPIES, getting hold of the enemy's spies and using them for our own purposes. [...] Cf. Sunzi 245
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