The cricket is in the hall, / And the year is drawing to a close. / If we do not enjoy ourselves now, / The days [...] Cf. Shijing 114
The Master said, "It is all over. I have not yet seen one who could perceive his faults, and inwardly accuse himself." [...] Cf. Lunyu 119
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
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
Her hands of white jade by a window of snow / Are glimmering on a golden-fretted harp – / And to draw the [...] Cf. Tangshi 241
Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called ACCESSIBLE. With regard to ground of this nature, be [...] Cf. Sunzi 156
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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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