When [Ding] culminated [at night fall], / He began to build the palace at Chu. / Determining its aspects by [...] Cf. Shijing 50
1. Yen Yüan asked how the government of a country should be administered. / 2. The Master said, "Follow the seasons of [...] Cf. Lunyu 402
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
As the years go by, give me but peace, / Freedom from ten thousand matters. / I ask myself and always answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 119
It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy's one, to surround him; if five to one, to attack him; if [...] Cf. Sunzi 31
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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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