Oh ! yes, king Cheng, / Brightly brought himself near. / Lead your husbandmen, / To sow their various kinds of [...] Cf. Shijing 277
1. Lin Fang asked what was the first thing to be attended to in ceremonies. / 2. The Master said, "A great question [...] Cf. Lunyu 44
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
They sing, they drain their cups of jade, / They strum on horseback their guitars. / ...Why laugh when they [...] Cf. Tangshi 267
Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: 1) Dispersive ground; 2) facile ground; 3) [...] Cf. Sunzi 179
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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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