I go out at the north gate, / With my heart full of sorrow. / Straitened am I and poor, / And no one [...] Cf. Shijing 40
The Master said, "My doctrines make no way. I will get upon a raft, and float about on the sea. He that will accompany [...] Cf. Lunyu 99
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
This night to the west of the river-brim / There is not one cloud in the whole blue sky, / As I watch from my [...] Cf. Tangshi 104
1) By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey. This is called [...] Cf. Sunzi 35
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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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