The angry terrors of Compassionate Heaven, / Extend through this lower world ; / [The king's] counsels and plans [...] Cf. Shijing 195
The philosopher Tsang said, "Suppose that there is an individual who can be entrusted with the charge of a young orphan [...] Cf. Lunyu 194
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
Sailing far off from Jingmen Ferry, / Soon you will be with people in the south, / Where the mountains end and [...] Cf. Tangshi 101
But when the army is restless and distrustful, trouble is sure to come from the other feudal princes. This is simply [...] Cf. Sunzi 38
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