If I could but see the white cap, / And the earnest mourner worn to leanness ! – / My toiled heart is worn with [...] Cf. Shijing 147
1. The Master was playing, one day, on a musical stone in Wei, when a man, carrying a straw basket, passed door of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 386
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
From ten thousand valleys the trees touch heaven; / On a thousand peaks cuckoos are calling; / And, after a [...] Cf. Tangshi 121
Hence it is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for [...] Cf. Sunzi 255
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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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