Green is the upper robe, / Green with a yellow lining ! / The sorrow of my heart, – / How can it cease [...] Cf. Shijing 27
The Master said, "He who is not in any particular office has nothing to do with plans for the administration of its [...] Cf. Lunyu 373
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
From the walls of Baidi high in the coloured dawn / To Jiangling by night-fall is three hundred miles, / Yet [...] Cf. Tangshi 269
The skillful tactician may be likened to the SHUAI-JAN. Now the SHUAI-JAN is a snake that is found in the Ch`ang [...] Cf. Sunzi 203
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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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