The first birth of [our] people, / Was from Jiang Yuan. / How did she give birth to [our] people ? / She had [...] Cf. Shijing 245
1. The duke Ching, of Ch'î, asked Confucius about government. / 2. Confucius replied, "There is government, when the [...] Cf. Lunyu 304
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
What shall I say of the Great Peak? – / The ancient dukedoms are everywhere green, / Inspired and stirred by [...] Cf. Tangshi 8
3) By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, [...] Cf. Sunzi 37
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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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