There he is gathering the dolichos ! / A day without seeing him, / Is like three months ! / / There he is [...] Cf. Shijing 72
Nan-kung Kwo, submitting an inquiry to Confucius, said, "Î was skillful at archery, and Âo could move a boat along upon [...] Cf. Lunyu 352
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
There seems to be no one on the empty mountain.... / And yet I think I hear a voice, / Where sunlight, entering [...] Cf. Tangshi 224
Having DOOMED SPIES, doing certain things openly for purposes of deception, and allowing our spies to know of them and [...] Cf. Sunzi 246
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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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