O bright and high Heaven, / Who enlightenest and rulest this lower world ! / I marched on this expedition to the [...] Cf. Shijing 207
1. The men who have retired to privacy from the world have been Po-î, Shû-ch'î, Yü-chung, Î-yî, Chû-chang, Hûi of [...] Cf. Lunyu 481
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
When the Emperor came back from his ride they had murdered Lady Yang – / That passion unforgettable through all [...] Cf. Tangshi 306
When a chieftain is fighting in his own territory, it is dispersive ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 180
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