Shu has gone hunting ; / And in the streets there are no inhabitants. / Are there indeed no inhabitants ? / [But] [...] Cf. Shijing 77
Tsze-lû asked how a ruler should be served. The Master said, "Do not impose on him, and, moreover, withstand him to his [...] Cf. Lunyu 369
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
Learning consists in adding to one's stock day by day; / The practice of Tao consists in “subtracting day by day, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 48
High beyond the thick wall a tower shines with sunset / Where peach and plum are blooming and the willowcotton [...] Cf. Tangshi 181
Amid the turmoil and tumult of battle, there may be seeming disorder and yet no real disorder at all; amid confusion [...] Cf. Sunzi 67
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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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