How can it be said that he is without robes ? / He has those of the seven orders ; / But it is better that he get [...] Cf. Shijing 122
[...] 2. When he saw any one in a mourning dress, though it might be an acquaintance, he would change countenance; when [...] Cf. Lunyu 265
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
How beautiful she looks, opening the pearly casement, / And how quiet she leans, and how troubled her brow is! / [...] Cf. Tangshi 234
Movement amongst the trees of a forest shows that the enemy is advancing. Startled beasts indicate that a sudden [...] Cf. Sunzi 142
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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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