Heaven protects and establishes thee, / With the greatest securtiy ; / Makes thee entirely virtuous, / That thou [...] Cf. Shijing 166
1. The Master said of Kung-Yê Ch'ang that he might be wived; although he was put in bonds, he had not been guilty of [...] Cf. Lunyu 93
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
Is it raining on the river all the way to Chu? – - / The evening bell comes to us from Nanjing. / Your wet [...] Cf. Tangshi 141
Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying [...] Cf. Sunzi 29
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