Shu has gone hunting ; / And in the streets there are no inhabitants. / Are there indeed no inhabitants ? / [But] [...] Cf. Shijing 77
1. Tsze-chang asked, "What must the officer be, who may be said to be distinguished?" / 2. The Master said, "What is it [...] Cf. Lunyu 313
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
Push far enough towards the Void, / Hold fast enough to Quietness, / And of the ten thousand things none but can be [...] Cf. Daodejing 16
The sand below the border-mountain lies like snow, / And the moon like frost beyond the city-wall, / And [...] Cf. Tangshi 279
If it is to your advantage, make a forward move; if not, stay where you are. [...] Cf. Sunzi 234
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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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