Large are the fields, and various is the work to be done. / Having selected the seed, and looked after the [...] Cf. Shijing 212
The Master, when he entered the grand temple, asked about everything. Some one said, "Who say that the son of the man [...] Cf. Lunyu 55
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
My heart in middle age found the Way. / And I came to dwell at the foot of this mountain. / When the spirit [...] Cf. Tangshi 123
Hence the skillful fighter puts himself into a position which makes defeat impossible, and does not miss the moment for [...] Cf. Sunzi 51
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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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