Lamb's fur and leopard's cuffs, / You use us with unkindness. / Might we not find another chief ? / But [we stay] [...] Cf. Shijing 120
1. A youth of the village of Ch'üeh was employed by Confucius to carry the messages between him and his visitors. Some [...] Cf. Lunyu 391
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
When he was a youth of fifteen or twenty, / He chased a wild horse, he caught him and rode him, / He shot the [...] Cf. Tangshi 77
The enemy's spies who have come to spy on us must be sought out, tempted with bribes, led away and comfortably housed. [...] Cf. Sunzi 252
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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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