The Jiang has its branches, led from it and returning to it. / Our lady, when she was married, / Would not [...] Cf. Shijing 22
The Master said, "He who puts on an appearance of stern firmness, while inwardly he is weak, is like one of the small, [...] Cf. Lunyu 459
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
Living under a thatch roof, never wearing fragrant silk, / She longs to arrange a marriage, but how could she [...] Cf. Tangshi 222
If in the neighborhood of your camp there should be any hilly country, ponds surrounded by aquatic grass, hollow basins [...] Cf. Sunzi 141
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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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