Pure and reverent was Da-ren, / The mother of king Wen ; / Loving was she to Zhou Jiang ; – / A wife becoming [...] Cf. Shijing 240
The Master said, "With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow;– I have still joy in [...] Cf. Lunyu 166
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
Having to travel back now from this far place, / I dismount beside your lonely tomb. / The ground where I stand [...] Cf. Tangshi 112
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign. Having collected an army and concentrated [...] Cf. Sunzi 94
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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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