Near the level ground at the east gate, / Is the madder plant on the bank. / The house is near there, / But [...] Cf. Shijing 89
The Master said, "Ch'î, by one change, would come to the State of Lû. Lû, by one change, would come to a State where [...] Cf. Lunyu 144
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
I am lying in a white-lined coat while the spring approaches, / But am thinking only of the White Gate City where [...] Cf. Tangshi 216
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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