Tall and strong grows the young millet, / Fattened by the genial rains. / Very long was our journey to the south, / [...] Cf. Shijing 227
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The superior man undergoes three changes. Looked at from a distance, he appears stern; when [...] Cf. Lunyu 493
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
There are many curtains in your care-free house, / Where rapture lasts the whole night long. / ...What are the [...] Cf. Tangshi 218
On hemmed-in ground, I would block any way of retreat. [...] Cf. Sunzi 213
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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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