When [Ding] culminated [at night fall], / He began to build the palace at Chu. / Determining its aspects by [...] Cf. Shijing 50
1. The Master said, "There are those mean creatures! How impossible it is along with them to serve one's prince! / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 462
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
The pagoda, rising abruptly from earth, / Reaches to the very Palace of Heaven.... / Climbing, we seem to have [...] Cf. Tangshi 25
Sun Tzu said: We come now to the question of encamping the army, and observing signs of the enemy. Pass quickly over [...] Cf. Sunzi 131
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