How admirable ! how complete ! / Here are set our hand-drums and drums. / The drums resound harmonious and loud, / [...] Cf. Shijing 301
The philosopher Tsang said, "I have heard this from our Master:– 'The filial piety of Mang Chwang, in other matters, [...] Cf. Lunyu 502
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
The war-chariots rattle, / The war-horses whinny. / Each man of you has a bow and a quiver at his belt. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 86
The Book of Army Management says: [...] Cf. Sunzi 111
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