Let me be reverent, let me be reverent, [in attending to my duties] ; / [The way of] Heaven is evident, / And its [...] Cf. Shijing 288
The Master said, "To lead an uninstructed people to war, is to throw them away." [...] Cf. Lunyu 347
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
Here, south of the Yangzi, grows a red orangetree. / All winter long its leaves are green, / Not because of a [...] Cf. Tangshi 4
Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to [...] Cf. Sunzi 19
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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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