I would have galloped my horses and whipt them, / Returning to condole with the marquis of Wei. / I would have [...] Cf. Shijing 54
1. Yang Ho wished to see Confucius, but Confucius would not go to see him. On this, he sent a present of a pig to [...] Cf. Lunyu 448
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
Learning consists in adding to one's stock day by day; / The practice of Tao consists in “subtracting day by day, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 48
I petition no more at the north palace-gate. / ...To this tumble-down hut on Zhongnan Mountain / I was banished [...] Cf. Tangshi 127
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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