Heaven, in giving birth to the multitudes of the people, / To every faculty and relationship annexed its law. / The [...] Cf. Shijing 260
The Master said, "Hard is it to deal with who will stuff himself with food the whole day, without applying his mind to [...] Cf. Lunyu 469
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
From ten thousand valleys the trees touch heaven; / On a thousand peaks cuckoos are calling; / And, after a [...] Cf. Tangshi 121
Country in which there are precipitous cliffs with torrents running between, deep natural hollows, should be left with [...] Cf. Sunzi 139
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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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