There is the lady in the carriage [with him], / With the countenance like the flower of the ephermeral hedge-tree. / [...] Cf. Shijing 83
1. Yen Yüan asked how the government of a country should be administered. / 2. The Master said, "Follow the seasons of [...] Cf. Lunyu 402
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
There's a perfume stealing moist from a shaft of red blossom, / And a mist, through the heart, from the magical [...] Cf. Tangshi 318
For it is the soldier's disposition to offer an obstinate resistance when surrounded, to fight hard when he cannot help [...] Cf. Sunzi 214
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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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