Shu has gone hunting, / Mounted in his chariot and four. / The reins are in his grasp like ribbons, / While the [...] Cf. Shijing 78
[...] 2. When the villagers were going through their ceremonies to drive away pestilential influences, he put on his [...] Cf. Lunyu 254
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
Through the bright day up the mountain, we scan the sky for a war-torch; / At yellow dusk we water our horses in [...] Cf. Tangshi 75
While we keep away from such places, we should get the enemy to approach them; while we face them, we should let the [...] Cf. Sunzi 140
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