A lucky day was wu, / And we sacrificed on it to the Ruler [of horses], and prayed. / Our hunting carriages were [...] Cf. Shijing 180
1. The Duke Ai asked which of the disciples loved to learn. / 2. Confucius replied to him, "There was Yen Hûi; HE loved [...] Cf. Lunyu 123
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
A fisherman is drifting, enjoying the spring mountains, / And the peach-trees on both banks lead him to an ancient [...] Cf. Tangshi 78
All men can see the tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. [...] Cf. Sunzi 90
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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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