Reduced ! Reduced ! / Why not return ? / If it were not for your sake, O prince, / How should we be thus [...] Cf. Shijing 36
1. The Master said, "What has the lute of Yû to do in my door?" / 2. The other disciples began not to respect Tsze-lû. [...] Cf. Lunyu 282
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
A faint phoenix-tail gauze, fragrant and doubled, / Lines your green canopy, closed for the night.... / Will [...] Cf. Tangshi 217
Measurement owes its existence to Earth; Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to Estimation of quantity; [...] Cf. Sunzi 55
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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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