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
The chief of the Chî family was about to sacrifice to the T'ai mountain. The Master said to Zan Yû, "Can you not save [...] Cf. Lunyu 46
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
There's a perfume stealing moist from a shaft of red blossom, / And a mist, through the heart, from the magical [...] Cf. Tangshi 318
With regard to NARROW PASSES, if you can occupy them first, let them be strongly garrisoned and await the advent of the [...] Cf. Sunzi 159
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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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