Grandly rolls the thunder, / On the south of the southern hill ! / How was it he went away from this, / [...] Cf. Shijing 19
The Master said, "The superior man dislikes the thought of his name not being mentioned after his death." [...] Cf. Lunyu 411
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
I am far from the clouds of Sung Mountain, a long way from trees in Qin; / And I send to you a message carried by [...] Cf. Tangshi 299
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation [...] Cf. Sunzi 242
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