We proceeded with our carriage, / To those pasture grounds. / ' From the place of the son of Heaven, / Came an [...] Cf. Shijing 168
[...] 4. When the prince's order called him, without waiting for his carriage to be yoked, he went at once. [...] Cf. Lunyu 260
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
In Tao the only motion is returning; / The only useful quality, weakness. / For though all creatures under heaven are [...] Cf. Daodejing 40
Drink, my horse, while we cross the autumn water!- / The stream is cold and the wind like a sword, / As we [...] Cf. Tangshi 37
3) By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, [...] Cf. Sunzi 37
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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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