Thickly they spread about, the dolichos creepers, / On the borders of the He. / For ever separated from my [...] Cf. Shijing 71
1. Yang Ho wished to see Confucius, but Confucius would not go to see him. On this, he sent a present of a pig to [...] Cf. Lunyu 448
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
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
The monk from Shu with his green silk lute-case, / Walking west down Omei Mountain, / Has brought me by one [...] Cf. Tangshi 103
Ground which forms the key to three contiguous states, is a ground of intersecting highways. [...] Cf. Sunzi 184
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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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