They come full of harmony ; / They are here, in all gravity ; – / The princess assisting, / While the Son of [...] Cf. Shijing 282
The chief of the Mang family having appointed Yang Fû to be chief criminal judge, the latter consulted the philosopher [...] Cf. Lunyu 503
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
Ten thousand ranges and valleys approach the Jing Gate / And the village in which the Lady of Light was born and [...] Cf. Tangshi 192
2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which [...] Cf. Sunzi 36
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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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