The wings of the ephemera, / Are robes, bright and splendid. / My heart is grieved ; – / Would they but come [...] Cf. Shijing 150
1. The philosopher Yû said, "In practicing the rules of propriety, a natural ease is to be prized. In the ways [...] Cf. Lunyu 12
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
A wanderer hears drums portending battle. / By the first call of autumn from a wildgoose at the border, / He [...] Cf. Tangshi 109
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign. Having collected an army and concentrated [...] Cf. Sunzi 94
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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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