God has reversed [His usual course of procedure], / And the lower people are full of distress. / The words which [...] Cf. Shijing 254
The Master said, "My doctrines make no way. I will get upon a raft, and float about on the sea. He that will accompany [...] Cf. Lunyu 99
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
While the autumn moon is pouring full / On a thousand night-levels among towns and villages, / There meet by [...] Cf. Tangshi 144
These five heads should be familiar to every general: he who knows them will be victorious; he who knows them not will [...] Cf. Sunzi 8
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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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