O vast and distant Heaven, / Who art called our parent, / That without crime or offence, / I should suffer from [...] Cf. Shijing 198
The Master said, "Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! virtue is at hand." [...] Cf. Lunyu 180
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
Far off in Fuzhou she is watching the moonlight, / Watching it alone from the window of her chamber- / For our [...] Cf. Tangshi 105
Ground which is reached through narrow gorges, and from which we can only retire by tortuous paths, so that a small [...] Cf. Sunzi 187
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Why read Confucius, Lao-tse or the Book of Changes? Well, these Chinese classics have had a major influence on the oldest civilization still in existence on the face of this planet; that should be enough. If not, please consider that China, mostly as a distant mirror where hopes and fears are reflected, has exercised a profound impact on the thinking patterns of Western civilisations, and will. This article in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains things better.
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