We went to the hills of the east, / And long were we there without returning, / When we came from the east, / [...] Cf. Shijing 156
The Master said of Tsze-chien, "Of superior virtue indeed is such a man! If there were not virtuous men in Lû, how [...] Cf. Lunyu 95
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
Tao gave them birth; / The “power” of Tao reared them, / Shaped them according to their kinds, / Perfected them, giving [...] Cf. Daodejing 51
Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure; / And spring comes green again to trees and grasses / [...] Cf. Tangshi 106
Measurement owes its existence to Earth; Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to Estimation of quantity; [...] Cf. Sunzi 55
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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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