How admirable ! how complete ! / Here are set our hand-drums and drums. / The drums resound harmonious and loud, / [...] Cf. Shijing 301
The Master said, "Hûi gives me no assistance. There is nothing that I say in which he does not delight." [...] Cf. Lunyu 271
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
The woods have stored the rain, and slow comes the smoke / As rice is cooked on faggots and carried to the fields; [...] Cf. Tangshi 180
The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice. [...] Cf. Sunzi 18
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