A simple-looking lad you were, / Carrying cloth to exchange it for silk. / [But] you came not so to purchase silk ; [...] Cf. Shijing 58
Confucius said, "There are three things men find enjoyment in which are advantageous, and three things they find [...] Cf. Lunyu 438
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
Cock-crow, the Purple Road cold in the dawn; / Linnet songs, court roofs tinted with April; / At the Golden [...] Cf. Tangshi 177
The COMMANDER stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness. [...] Cf. Sunzi 6
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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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