Cold blows the north wind ; / Thick falls the snow. / Ye who love and regard me, / Let us join hands and [...] Cf. Shijing 41
When the Master was in Ch'an, he said, "Let me return! Let me return! The little children of my school are ambitious [...] Cf. Lunyu 114
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
Gone is the guest from the Chamber of Rank, / And petals, confused in my little garden, / Zigzagging down my [...] Cf. Tangshi 158
Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face [...] Cf. Sunzi 198
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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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