Now is he making a progress through the States, / May Heaven accept him as its Son ! / Truly are the honour and [...] Cf. Shijing 273
The Master instructing the Grand music master of Lü said, "How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 63
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
My office has grown cold today; / And I suddenly think of my mountain friend / Gathering firewood down in the [...] Cf. Tangshi 29
When a general, unable to estimate the enemy's strength, allows an inferior force to engage a larger one, or hurls a [...] Cf. Sunzi 168
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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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