Fresh and bright is the New Tower, / On the waters of the He, wide and deep. / A pleasant, genial mate she [...] Cf. Shijing 43
Confucius said, "There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth, when the physical powers are [...] Cf. Lunyu 440
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
While my little boat moves on its mooring of mist, / And daylight wanes, old memories begin.... / How wide the [...] Cf. Tangshi 231
If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 174
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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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