He was waiting for me between the door and the screen. / The strings of his ear-stoppers were of white silk, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 98
The Master said of Tsze-chien, "Of superior virtue indeed is such a man! If there were not virtuous men in Lû, how [...] Cf. Lunyu 95
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
We joked, long ago, about one of us dying, / But suddenly, before my eyes, you are gone. / Almost all your [...] Cf. Tangshi 206
The host thus forming a single united body, is it impossible either for the brave to advance alone, or for the cowardly [...] Cf. Sunzi 112
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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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