The arm of king Wu was full of strength ; / Irresistable was his ardour. / Greatly illustrious were Cheng and Kang, [...] Cf. Shijing 274
1. The Viscount of Wei withdrew from the court. The Viscount of Chî became a slave to Châu. Pî-kan remonstrated with [...] Cf. Lunyu 474
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard. The ten thousand creatures and all plants [...] Cf. Daodejing 76
Here, where you spent your three years' exile, / To be mourned in Chu ten thousand years, / Can I trace your [...] Cf. Tangshi 196
Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots have been taken, those should be rewarded who took the first. [...] Cf. Sunzi 22
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