Splendid are the flowers, / And the leaves are luxuriant. / I see these princes, / And my heart is entirely [...] Cf. Shijing 214
Chî K'ang asked Confucius about government. Confucius replied, "To govern means to rectify. If you lead on the people [...] Cf. Lunyu 310
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
While the autumn moon is pouring full / On a thousand night-levels among towns and villages, / There meet by [...] Cf. Tangshi 144
Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where [...] Cf. Sunzi 12
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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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