When the guests first approach the mats, / They take their places on the left and the right in an orderly manner. / [...] Cf. Shijing 220
1. Tsze-lû said, "The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government. What will [...] Cf. Lunyu 320
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
When the Emperor sought guidance from wise men, from exiles, / He found no calmer wisdom than that of young Jia / [...] Cf. Tangshi 304
At first, then, exhibit the coyness of a maiden, until the enemy gives you an opening; afterwards emulate the rapidity [...] Cf. Sunzi 221
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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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