Hear the roll of our drums ! / See how we leap about, using our weapons ! / Those do the fieldwork in the [...] Cf. Shijing 31
The Master said, "In serving his parents, a son may remonstrate with them, but gently; when he sees that they do not [...] Cf. Lunyu 84
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
This cloud, that has drifted all day through the sky, / May, like a wanderer, never come back.... / Three [...] Cf. Tangshi 12
The proper season is when the weather is very dry; the special days are those when the moon is in the constellations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 225
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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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