Well fashioned is the bow adorned with horn, / And swift is its recoil. / Brothers and relatives by affinity, / [...] Cf. Shijing 223
1. The Master was playing, one day, on a musical stone in Wei, when a man, carrying a straw basket, passed door of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 386
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
The moon, grown full now over the sea, / Brightening the whole of heaven, / Brings to separated hearts / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 91
Whether the object be to crush an army, to storm a city, or to assassinate an individual, it is always necessary to [...] Cf. Sunzi 251
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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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