Shu has gone hunting, / Mounted in his chariot and four. / The reins are in his grasp like ribbons, / While the [...] Cf. Shijing 78
The Master said, "Learn as if you could not reach your object, and were always fearing also lest you should lose it." [...] Cf. Lunyu 205
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
Far through the night a harp is sighing / With a sadness of wind and rain in the strings.... / There's a [...] Cf. Tangshi 168
Country in which there are precipitous cliffs with torrents running between, deep natural hollows, should be left with [...] Cf. Sunzi 139
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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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