Small is the cooing dove, / But it flies aloft up to heaven. / My heart is wounded with sorrow, / And I think of [...] Cf. Shijing 196
The Master said, "I have been the whole day without eating, and the whole night without sleeping:– occupied with [...] Cf. Lunyu 422
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
Under the crescent moon a light autumn dew / Has chilled the robe she will not change – / And she touches a [...] Cf. Tangshi 313
Ground on which each side has liberty of movement is open ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 183
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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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