Those officers of escort, / Have their carriers of lances and halberds. / But these creatures, / With their three [...] Cf. Shijing 151
If his mat was not straight, he did not sit on it. [...] Cf. Lunyu 252
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
Monkeys and birds are still alert for your orders / And winds and clouds eager to shield your fortress. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 214
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his [...] Cf. Sunzi 122
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