How the water bubbles up from that spring, / And flows away to the Qi ! / My heart is in Wei ; / There [...] Cf. Shijing 39
The Master said, "When the multitude hate a man, it is necessary to examine into the case. When the multitude like a [...] Cf. Lunyu 419
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
The mountains are cold and blue now / And the autumn waters have run all day. / By my thatch door, leaning on [...] Cf. Tangshi 115
Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the [...] Cf. Sunzi 25
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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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