Reduced ! Reduced ! / Why not return ? / If it were not for your sake, O prince, / How should we be thus [...] Cf. Shijing 36
The Master said, "A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest [...] Cf. Lunyu 6
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
How can a deep love seem deep love, / How can it smile, at a farewell feast? / Even the candle, feeling our [...] Cf. Tangshi 296
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline, simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates [...] Cf. Sunzi 68
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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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