Fat and large are the stallions, / On the plains of the far-distant borders. / Of those stallions, fat and large, / [...] Cf. Shijing 297
1. Yang Ho wished to see Confucius, but Confucius would not go to see him. On this, he sent a present of a pig to [...] Cf. Lunyu 448
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
The fine clouds have opened and the River of Stars is gone, / A clear wind blows across the sky, and the moon [...] Cf. Tangshi 67
Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a [...] Cf. Sunzi 9
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