Those officers of escort, / Have their carriers of lances and halberds. / But these creatures, / With their three [...] Cf. Shijing 151
[...] 2. Chung-kung asked about Tsze-sang Po-tsze. The Master said, " He may pass. He does not mind small matters." / [...] Cf. Lunyu 122
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
Furling my sail near the town of Huai, / I find for harbour a little cove / Where a sudden breeze whips up the [...] Cf. Tangshi 31
To be ignored of any one of the following four or five principles does not befit a warlike prince. When a warlike [...] Cf. Sunzi 216
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