Heaven made its determinate appointment, / Which [our] two sovereigns received. / King Cheng did not dare to rest [...] Cf. Shijing 271
The Master said, "When a number of people are together, for a whole day, without their conversation turning on [...] Cf. Lunyu 408
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
While winter daylight shortens in the elemental scale / And snow and frost whiten the cold-circling night, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 189
The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants, [...] Cf. Sunzi 28
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