Compassionate Heaven is arrayed in angry terrors ; / Heaven is indeed sending down ruin, / Afflicting us with [...] Cf. Shijing 265
1. Yâo said, "Oh! you, Shun, the Heaven-determined order of succession now rests in your person. Sincerely hold fast [...] Cf. Lunyu 510
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
I left home young. I return old; / Speaking as then, but with hair grown thin; / And my children, meeting me, [...] Cf. Tangshi 261
Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision. [...] Cf. Sunzi 65
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