The Shu King: Or, The Chinese Historical Classic, Being an Authentic Record of the Religion, Philosophy, Customs and Government of the Chinese from the Earliest Times

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Confucius, Sepharial
Theosophical publishing society, 1904 - China - 306 pages
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Page 165 - Nine numbers, which referred to the nine classifications as shown in the figure at the end of this chapter. It will be seen that the arrangement of the numbers exactly corresponds to the Hebrew Talisman of the planet Saturn, which is ruled by the angel " Cassiel," the presiding intelligence of all secret things.
Page 68 - Being before the time, (the astronomers) are to be killed without respite ; and being behind the time, they are to be slain without reprieve.
Page 3 - Oh ! you chief of the four mountains, I have been on the throne for seventy years. You can carry out my appointments ; — I will resign my throne to you.
Page 111 - orphans," " isolated" and " chariots without wheels." Do they not thereby acknowledge their authority to be based upon and supported by their inferiors ? Who can deny it ? Surely a chariot without wheels is no chariot at all ! It is a,s hard for a man to be isolated like a single gem as to be lost in the crowd like a commonplace pebble.
Page 26 - Only virtue can compel Heaven, and there is no distance to which it cannot reach. Fulness is predisposed to reduction, while humility receives increase.
Page 163 - Thibet." 7 The five factors ( Wu-hing) are referred to the five planets : Water to Mercury ; Fire to Mars ; Wood to Jupiter ; Metal to Venus ; and Earth to Saturn. Water becomes salt like the sea by dripping down. The common people are called " the salt of the Earth," and are frequently compared to the mass of the ocean waters.
Page 101 - A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
Page 187 - ... person. Be respectful. The fear of Heaven aids sincerity. The inclinations of the great can be (easily) observed. It is the little men who are difficult to manage.2 Go, therefore, and exercise your mind. Do not seek tranquillity, nor be fond of ease and indolence, and you will rightly govern the people. I have heard it said that contentions do not arise in great things, neither are they founded in small things, but in adaptability or non-adaptability, and in the perfection or imperfection of...
Page 73 - King said : Come, all you hosts of people, take heed and hearken to my words. It is not that unworthy I would willingly bring about this irregular proceeding, but the ruler of Hia is continually transgressing, and therefore Heaven has decreed his extermination.1 Now all you people assembled together will say : Our chief has no pity on us. He sacrifices our agricultural interests and has decided to cut off and correct Hia.2 I...
Page 167 - The doctrine of correspondence is further pursued in this paragraph, the King corresponding to the year, the nobility to the months, and the officials to the days. In other words, the King is the sun, the nobility the moon, and the officials are the planets. The people are like the stars among which these bodies appear to move as they pursue their apparent orbits. The moon's passage through certain star-groups or constellations is held to produce (or indicate) the approach of wind or rain.

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