Large was the volume of the Jiang and the Han, / And the troops advanced like a flowing current. / There was no [...] Cf. Shijing 262
1. Yen Yüan and Chî Lû being by his side, the Master said to them, "Come, let each of you tell his wishes." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 118
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
Learning consists in adding to one's stock day by day; / The practice of Tao consists in “subtracting day by day, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 48
Too young to have learned what sorrow means, / Attired for spring, she climbs to her high chamber.... / The new [...] Cf. Tangshi 265
Movement amongst the trees of a forest shows that the enemy is advancing. Startled beasts indicate that a sudden [...] Cf. Sunzi 142
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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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