He assigned us a house large and spacious ; / But now at every meal there is nothing left. / Alas that he could not [...] Cf. Shijing 135
[...] 3. When he was ill and the prince came to visit him, he had his head to the east, made his court robes be spread [...] Cf. Lunyu 259
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
Walking along a little path, / I find a footprint on the moss, / A while cloud low on the quiet lake, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 136
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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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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