Grandly lofty are the mountains, / With their large masses reaching to the heavens. / From these mountains was sent [...] Cf. Shijing 259
1. The disciple Min was standing by his side, looking bland and precise; Tsze-lû, looking bold and soldierly; Zan Yû [...] Cf. Lunyu 280
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
Thinking only of their vow that they would crush the Tartars- - / On the desert, clad in sable and silk, five [...] Cf. Tangshi 309
After that, comes tactical maneuvering, than which there is nothing more difficult. [...] Cf. Sunzi 95
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