Oh ! yes, king Cheng, / Brightly brought himself near. / Lead your husbandmen, / To sow their various kinds of [...] Cf. Shijing 277
The subjects on which the Master did not talk, were – extraordinary things, feats of strength, disorder, and spiritual [...] Cf. Lunyu 171
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
Leaning alone in the close bamboos, / I am playing my lute and humming a song / Too softly for anyone to hear [...] Cf. Tangshi 225
Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose. This is called ability to [...] Cf. Sunzi 218
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