Worn out is the basket at the dam, / And the fishes are the bream and the Guan, / The daughter of Qi has returned, [...] Cf. Shijing 104
1. Fan Ch'ih requested to be taught husbandry. The Master said, "I am not so good for that as an old husbandman." He [...] Cf. Lunyu 321
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
Where, before me, are the ages that have gone? / And where, behind me, are the coming generations? / I think of [...] Cf. Tangshi 46
The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants, [...] Cf. Sunzi 28
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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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