The men of Qing are in Peng ; / The chariot with its team in mail ever moves about ; / The two spears in it, with [...] Cf. Shijing 79
The Master said, "Tsang Wan kept a large tortoise in a house, on the capitals of the pillars of which he had hills [...] Cf. Lunyu 110
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Gone is the guest from the Chamber of Rank, / And petals, confused in my little garden, / Zigzagging down my [...] Cf. Tangshi 158
Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: 1) Dispersive ground; 2) facile ground; 3) [...] Cf. Sunzi 179
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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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