O vast and distant Heaven, / Who art called our parent, / That without crime or offence, / I should suffer from [...] Cf. Shijing 198
The philosopher Tsang said, "I daily examine myself on three points:– whether, in transacting business for others, I [...] Cf. Lunyu 4
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
She brings a broom at dawn to the Golden Palace doorway / And dusts the hall from end to end with her round fan, [...] Cf. Tangshi 314
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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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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