How the water bubbles up from that spring, / And flows away to the Qi ! / My heart is in Wei ; / There [...] Cf. Shijing 39
1. Chan Ch'ang murdered the duke Chien of Ch'î. / 2. Confucius bathed, went to court and informed the duke Âi, saying, [...] Cf. Lunyu 368
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
Can you keep the unquiet physical-soul from straying, hold fast to the Unity, and never quit it? / Can you, when [...] Cf. Daodejing 10
Far off in the clouds stand the walls of Hanyang, / Another day's journey for my lone sail.... / Though a [...] Cf. Tangshi 202
Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemy's unreadiness, make your way by unexpected routes, and [...] Cf. Sunzi 195
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