Heaven, in giving birth to the multitudes of the people, / To every faculty and relationship annexed its law. / The [...] Cf. Shijing 260
The Master being very sick, Tsze-lû asked leave to pray for him. He said, "May such a thing be done?" Tsze-lû replied, [...] Cf. Lunyu 185
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
When there is Tao in the empire / The galloping steeds are turned back to fertilize the ground by their droppings. / [...] Cf. Daodejing 46
There once was a man, sent on military missions, / A wanderer, from youth, on the You and Yan frontiers. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 47
Sun Tzu said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an [...] Cf. Sunzi 41
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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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