Cold blows the north wind ; / Thick falls the snow. / Ye who love and regard me, / Let us join hands and [...] Cf. Shijing 41
1. Shû-sun Wû-shû observed to the great officers in the court, saying, "Tsze-kung is superior to Chung-nî." / 2. [...] Cf. Lunyu 507
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
North of me, south of me, spring is in flood, / Day after day I have seen only gulls.... / My path is full of [...] Cf. Tangshi 183
If the enemy's troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or taking [...] Cf. Sunzi 152
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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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