Swift flies the falcon, / To the thick-wooded forest in the north. / While I do not see my husband, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 132
The Master said, "'If good men were to govern a country in succession for a hundred years, they would be able to [...] Cf. Lunyu 328
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
High above, from a jade chamber, songs float half-way to heaven, / The palace-girls' gay voices are mingled with [...] Cf. Tangshi 278
Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: 1) Accessible ground; [...] Cf. Sunzi 155
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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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