King Wen is on high ; / Oh ! bright is he in heaven. / Although Zhou was an old country, / The [favouring] [...] Cf. Shijing 235
1. The disciple Min was standing by his side, looking bland and precise; Tsze-lû, looking bold and soldierly; Zan Yû [...] Cf. Lunyu 280
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
The sun has set in the water's clear void, / And little blue islands are one with the sky. / On the bank a [...] Cf. Tangshi 219
When you plunder a countryside, let the spoil be divided amongst your men; [...] Cf. Sunzi 109
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