The ordinances of Heaven, – / How deep are they and unintermitting ! / And oh ! how illustrious, / Was the [...] Cf. Shijing 267
1. When he was sending complimentary inquiries to any one in another state, he bowed twice as he escorted the messenger [...] Cf. Lunyu 255
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
To your hermitage here on the top of the mountain / I have climbed, without stopping, these ten miles. / I have [...] Cf. Tangshi 22
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own [...] Cf. Sunzi 172
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