Jian-guan went the axle ends of my carriage, / As I thought of the young beauty, and went [to fetch her]. / It was [...] Cf. Shijing 218
When the Master was unoccupied with business, his manner was easy, and he looked pleased. [...] Cf. Lunyu 154
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
“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
This night to the west of the river-brim / There is not one cloud in the whole blue sky, / As I watch from my [...] Cf. Tangshi 104
Thus the highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy's plans; and the worst policy of all is to besiege walled [...] Cf. Sunzi 26
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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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