The fishes are there, there among the pondweed, / Showing their large heads. / The king is here, here in Hao, / [...] Cf. Shijing 221
1. Tsze-kung wished to do away with the offering of a sheep connected with the inauguration of the first day of each [...] Cf. Lunyu 57
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
Last year you went with your troops to Tibet; / And when your men had vanished beyond the citywall, / News was [...] Cf. Tangshi 151
Hence the saying: One may KNOW how to conquer without being able to DO it. [...] Cf. Sunzi 44
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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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