Not for the violence of the wind ; / Not for a rushing motion of a chariot ; – / But when I look to the road to [...] Cf. Shijing 149
The duke of Châu addressed his son, the duke of Lû, saying, "The virtuous prince does not neglect his relations. He [...] Cf. Lunyu 483
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
Round a turn of the Qin Fortress winds the Wei River, / And Yellow Mountain foot-hills enclose the Court of China; [...] Cf. Tangshi 179
Thus the energy developed by good fighting men is as the momentum of a round stone rolled down a mountain thousands of [...] Cf. Sunzi 73
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