How pure and still are the solemn temples, / In their strong solidity and minute completeness ! / Highly [...] Cf. Shijing 300
The philosopher Tsang said, "Gifted with ability, and yet putting questions to those who were not so; possessed of [...] Cf. Lunyu 193
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
A cold light shines on the gathering dew, / As sunset fades beyond the southern mountains; / Trees echo with [...] Cf. Tangshi 163
Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called ACCESSIBLE. With regard to ground of this nature, be [...] Cf. Sunzi 156
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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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