In the net with its nine bags, / Are rud and bream. / We see this prince, / With his grand-ducal robe and [...] Cf. Shijing 159
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
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
Finch-notes and swallow-notes tell the new year.... / But so far are the Town of the Horse and the Dragon Mound / [...] Cf. Tangshi 201
If the enemy's troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or taking [...] Cf. Sunzi 152
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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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