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, "In the Book of Poetry are three hundred pieces, but the design of them all may be embraced in one [...] Cf. Lunyu 18
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
I am only an old woodsman, whispering a sob, / As I steal like a spring-shadow down the Winding River. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 88
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:–this is the art of retaining [...] Cf. Sunzi 117
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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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