Rapid was the warlike energy of [our king of] Yin, / And vigorously did he attack Jing-Chu. / Boldly he entered its [...] Cf. Shijing 305
1. Shun had five ministers, and the empire was well governed. / 2. King Wû said, "I have ten able ministers." / 3. [...] Cf. Lunyu 208
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
My hair had hardly covered my forehead. / I was picking flowers, paying by my door, / When you, my lover, on a [...] Cf. Tangshi 43
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger. [...] Cf. Sunzi 66
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