King Wen laboured earnestly ; – / Right is it we should have received [the kingdom]. / We will diffuse [his [...] Cf. Shijing 295
1. The philosopher Tsang said, "The officer may not be without breadth of mind and vigorous endurance. His burden is [...] Cf. Lunyu 195
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
There is only one Carved-Cloud, exquisite always- / Yet she dreads the spring, blowing cold in the palace, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 300
The end and aim of spying in all its five varieties is knowledge of the enemy; and this knowledge can only be derived, [...] Cf. Sunzi 253
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