There is peace throughout our myriad regions ; / There has been a succession of plentiful years : – / Heaven does [...] Cf. Shijing 294
The Master said, "When a man is not in the habit of saying – 'What shall I think of this? What shall I think of this?' [...] Cf. Lunyu 407
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
Tao gave them birth; / The “power” of Tao reared them, / Shaped them according to their kinds, / Perfected them, giving [...] Cf. Daodejing 51
Oh, but it is high and very dangerous! / Such travelling is harder than scaling the blue sky. / ...Until two [...] Cf. Tangshi 79
1) When fire breaks out inside to enemy's camp, respond at once with an attack from without. 2) If there is an [...] Cf. Sunzi 227
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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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