Thick grew the tribulus [on the ground], / But they cleared away its thorny bushes. / Why did they this of old ? / [...] Cf. Shijing 209
Confucius said, "There are three things men find enjoyment in which are advantageous, and three things they find [...] Cf. Lunyu 438
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
The moon, grown full now over the sea, / Brightening the whole of heaven, / Brings to separated hearts / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 91
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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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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