Hear the roll of our drums ! / See how we leap about, using our weapons ! / Those do the fieldwork in the [...] Cf. Shijing 31
The stable being burned down, when he was at court, on his return he said, "Has any man been hurt?" He did not ask [...] Cf. Lunyu 257
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
Its massive height near the City of Heaven / Joins a thousand mountains to the corner of the sea. / Clouds, [...] Cf. Tangshi 118
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is [...] Cf. Sunzi 52
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