Before the east was bright, / I was putting on my clothes upside down ; / I was putting them on upside down, / [...] Cf. Shijing 100
1. Ch'an K'ang asked Po-yü, saying, "Have you heard any lessons from your father different from what we have all [...] Cf. Lunyu 446
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
The pagoda, rising abruptly from earth, / Reaches to the very Palace of Heaven.... / Climbing, we seem to have [...] Cf. Tangshi 25
2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which [...] Cf. Sunzi 36
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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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