The Jiang has its branches, led from it and returning to it. / Our lady, when she was married, / Would not [...] Cf. Shijing 22
Chî Lû asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said, "While you are not able to serve men, how can you [...] Cf. Lunyu 279
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
A cold wind blows from the far sky.... / What are you thinking of, old friend? / The wildgeese never answer me. [...] Cf. Tangshi 110
In attacking with fire, one should be prepared to meet five possible developments: [...] Cf. Sunzi 226
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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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