Grandly lofty are the mountains, / With their large masses reaching to the heavens. / From these mountains was sent [...] Cf. Shijing 259
1. He sacrificed to the dead, as if they were present. He sacrificed to the spirits, as if the spirits were present. / [...] Cf. Lunyu 52
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
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
O General, descended from Wei's Emperor Wu, / You are nobler now than when a noble.... / Conquerors and their [...] Cf. Tangshi 61
Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected. An army [...] Cf. Sunzi 77
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