In thick patches are those rushes, springing by the way (-side) ; / Let not the cattle and sheep trample them. / [...] Cf. Shijing 246
The Master said of Ching, a scion of the ducal family of Wei, that he knew the economy of a family well. When he began [...] Cf. Lunyu 325
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
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
I sit here alone, mourning for us both. / How many years do I lack now of my threescore and ten? / There have [...] Cf. Tangshi 207
In every army, the five developments connected with fire must be known, the movements of the stars calculated, and a [...] Cf. Sunzi 229
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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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