There is that little oriole, / Resting on a bend of the mound. / The way is distant, / And I am very much [...] Cf. Shijing 230
The Master instructing the Grand music master of Lü said, "How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 63
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
Even in this good reign, how can I serve? / The lone cloud rather, the Buddhist peace.... / Once more, before [...] Cf. Tangshi 289
Having LOCAL SPIES means employing the services of the inhabitants of a district. [...] Cf. Sunzi 243
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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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