In long trains ever increasing grow the gourds. / When [our] people first sprang, / From the country about the Ju [...] Cf. Shijing 237
Rules of Confucius about his food. / [...] 9. When eating, he did not converse. When in bed, he did not speak. [...] [...] Cf. Lunyu 250
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
You ask me when I am coming. I do not know. / I dream of your mountains and autumn pools brimming all night with [...] Cf. Tangshi 298
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must [...] Cf. Sunzi 11
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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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