Splendid are the flowers, / And the leaves are luxuriant. / I see these princes, / And my heart is entirely [...] Cf. Shijing 214
[...] 2. Chung-kung asked about Tsze-sang Po-tsze. The Master said, " He may pass. He does not mind small matters." / [...] Cf. Lunyu 122
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
For years, to guard the Jade Pass and the River of Gold, / With our hands on our horse-whips and our swordhilts, [...] Cf. Tangshi 277
Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 188
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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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