We went to the hills of the east, / And long were we there without returning, / When we came from the east, / [...] Cf. Shijing 156
The Master said, "Heaven produced the virtue that is in me. Hwan T'ûi – what can he do to me?" [...] Cf. Lunyu 173
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
Without leaving his door / He knows everything under heaven. / Without looking out of his window / He knows all the [...] Cf. Daodejing 47
A hundred mountains and no bird, / A thousand paths without a footprint; / A little boat, a bamboo cloak, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 244
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its [...] Cf. Sunzi 130
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