I have brought my offerings, / A ram and a bull. / May Heaven accept them ! / I imitate and follow and observe [...] Cf. Shijing 272
1. When he entered the palace gate, he seemed to bend his body, as if it were not sufficient to admit him. / 2. When he [...] Cf. Lunyu 244
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Push far enough towards the Void, / Hold fast enough to Quietness, / And of the ten thousand things none but can be [...] Cf. Daodejing 16
I ponder on the poem of The Precious Dagger. / My road has wound through many years. / ...Now yellow leaves are [...] Cf. Tangshi 157
On contentious ground, I would hurry up my rear. [...] Cf. Sunzi 210
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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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