Carefully adjusted are the rabbit nets ; / Clang clang go the blows on the pegs. / That stalwart, martial [...] Cf. Shijing 7
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Mourning, having been carried to the utmost degree of grief, should stop with that." [...] Cf. Lunyu 498
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
Last year you went with your troops to Tibet; / And when your men had vanished beyond the citywall, / News was [...] Cf. Tangshi 151
A whole army may be robbed of its spirit; [...] Cf. Sunzi 114
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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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