In the low, wet grounds, the mulberry trees are beautiful, / And their leaves are luxuriant. / When I see the [...] Cf. Shijing 228
The Master said, "The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills. The wise are active; the [...] Cf. Lunyu 143
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
The red-capped Cock-Man has just announced morning; / The Keeper of the Robes brings Jade-Cloud Furs; / [...] Cf. Tangshi 178
He will conquer who has learnt the artifice of deviation. [...] Cf. Sunzi 110
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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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