Rapid was the warlike energy of [our king of] Yin, / And vigorously did he attack Jing-Chu. / Boldly he entered its [...] Cf. Shijing 305
The Master said, "How majestic was the manner in which Shun and Yü held possession of the empire, as if it were nothing [...] Cf. Lunyu 206
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
When there is Tao in the empire / The galloping steeds are turned back to fertilize the ground by their droppings. / [...] Cf. Daodejing 46
Ten thousand ranges and valleys approach the Jing Gate / And the village in which the Lady of Light was born and [...] Cf. Tangshi 192
In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 88
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