At the conjunction [of the sun and moon] in the tenth month, / On the first day of the moon, which was Xin-mao, / [...] Cf. Shijing 193
Tsze-kung said, "The Master's personal displays of his principles and ordinary descriptions of them may be heard. His [...] Cf. Lunyu 105
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
Drink, my horse, while we cross the autumn water!- / The stream is cold and the wind like a sword, / As we [...] Cf. Tangshi 37
In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 88
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