Easy and indifferent ! easy and indifferent ! / I am ready to perform in all dances, / Then when the sun is [...] Cf. Shijing 38
1. The Master said, "The people of the south have a saying – 'A man without constancy cannot be either a wizard or a [...] Cf. Lunyu 339
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
Don't wash your ears on hearing something you dislike / Nor die of hunger like famous hermits on the Pike! / [...] Cf. Tangshi 84
When an army has penetrated into the heart of a hostile country, leaving a number of fortified cities in its rear, it [...] Cf. Sunzi 185
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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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