When [Ding] culminated [at night fall], / He began to build the palace at Chu. / Determining its aspects by [...] Cf. Shijing 50
The three families used the YUNG ode, while the vessels were being removed, at the conclusion of the sacrifice. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 42
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
"I am endlessly yearning / To be in Changan. / ...Insects hum of autumn by the gold brim of the well; / A [...] Cf. Tangshi 80
The onset of troops is like the rush of a torrent which will even roll stones along in its course. The quality of [...] Cf. Sunzi 64
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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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