I condemn myself [for the past], and will be on my guard against future calamity. / I will have nothing to do with a [...] Cf. Shijing 289
1. Tsze-kung wished to do away with the offering of a sheep connected with the inauguration of the first day of each [...] Cf. Lunyu 57
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Master, I hail you from my heart, / And your fame arisen to the skies.... / Renouncing in ruddy youth the [...] Cf. Tangshi 100
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline, simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates [...] Cf. Sunzi 68
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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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