In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
The Master said, "If a man be without the virtues proper to humanity, what has he to do with the rites of propriety? If [...] Cf. Lunyu 43
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship over the hundred lesser streams? / Through the merit of being [...] Cf. Daodejing 66
Mist veils the cold stream, and moonlight the sand, / As I moor in the shadow of a river-tavern, / Where girls, [...] Cf. Tangshi 291
If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak. If the banners and flags are shifted about, [...] Cf. Sunzi 147
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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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