Yes, [all about] that southern hill, / Was made manageable by Yu. / Its plains and marshes being opened up, / It [...] Cf. Shijing 210
The wife of the prince of a state is called by him Fû Zan. She calls herself Hsiâo T'ung. The people of the state call [...] Cf. Lunyu 447
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
What is in the end to be shrunk / Must first be stretched. / Whatever is to be weakened / Must begin by being made [...] Cf. Daodejing 36
There's a gleam of green in an old bottle, / There's a stir of red in the quiet stove, / There's a feeling of [...] Cf. Tangshi 246
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation [...] Cf. Sunzi 242
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