There is peace throughout our myriad regions ; / There has been a succession of plentiful years : – / Heaven does [...] Cf. Shijing 294
Confucius said of the head of the Chî family, who had eight rows of pantomimes in his area, "If he can bear to do this, [...] Cf. Lunyu 41
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
Boundless grasses over the plain / Come and go with every season; / Wildfire never quite consumes them – / [...] Cf. Tangshi 152
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor [...] Cf. Sunzi 15
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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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