The Jiang has its branches, led from it and returning to it. / Our lady, when she was married, / Would not [...] Cf. Shijing 22
When the Master was unoccupied with business, his manner was easy, and he looked pleased. [...] Cf. Lunyu 154
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Tao gave them birth; / The “power” of Tao reared them, / Shaped them according to their kinds, / Perfected them, giving [...] Cf. Daodejing 51
A wind, bringing willow-cotton, sweetens the shop, / And a girl from Wu, pouring wine, urges me to share it / [...] Cf. Tangshi 55
Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: 1) Accessible ground; [...] Cf. Sunzi 155
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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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