Large was the volume of the Jiang and the Han, / And the troops advanced like a flowing current. / There was no [...] Cf. Shijing 262
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Even in inferior studies and employments there is something worth being looked at; but if it be [...] Cf. Lunyu 488
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
Friend, I have watched you down the mountain / Till now in the dark I close my thatch door.... / Grasses return [...] Cf. Tangshi 226
Hence the skillful fighter puts himself into a position which makes defeat impossible, and does not miss the moment for [...] Cf. Sunzi 51
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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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