He was waiting for me between the door and the screen. / The strings of his ear-stoppers were of white silk, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 98
The Master said, "When a man may be spoken with, not to speak to him is to err in reference to the man. When a man may [...] Cf. Lunyu 399
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
Out go the great red wedding-chamber candles. / Tomorrow in state the bride faces your parents. / She has [...] Cf. Tangshi 288
The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice. [...] Cf. Sunzi 18
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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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