Into the recesses of the large mound, / Came the wind whirling from the south. / There was [our] happy, courteous [...] Cf. Shijing 252
1. Yâo said, "Oh! you, Shun, the Heaven-determined order of succession now rests in your person. Sincerely hold fast [...] Cf. Lunyu 510
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
Throughout this dynasty no one had painted horses / Like the master-spirit, Prince Jiangdu – / And then to [...] Cf. Tangshi 60
Numerical weakness comes from having to prepare against possible attacks; numerical strength, from compelling our [...] Cf. Sunzi 82
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