[There is] his short war carriage ; – / With the ridge-like end of its pole, elegantly bound in five places ; / [...] Cf. Shijing 128
1. Tsze-chang asked, saying, "The minister Tsze-wan thrice took office, and manifested no joy in his countenance. [...] Cf. Lunyu 111
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
High above, from a jade chamber, songs float half-way to heaven, / The palace-girls' gay voices are mingled with [...] Cf. Tangshi 278
Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision. [...] Cf. Sunzi 65
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