Grandly and clearly, / The king gave charge to his minister, / A descendant of Nan Zhong, / The Grand-master [...] Cf. Shijing 263
1. The Master was put in fear in K'wang. / 2. He said, "After the death of King Wan, was not the cause of truth lodged [...] Cf. Lunyu 214
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
I face, high over this enchanted lodge, the Court of the Five Cities of Heaven, / And I see a countryside blue and [...] Cf. Tangshi 200
Ground which is reached through narrow gorges, and from which we can only retire by tortuous paths, so that a small [...] Cf. Sunzi 187
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