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, "When the year becomes cold, then we know how the pine and the cypress are the last to lose their [...] Cf. Lunyu 237
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
The woods have stored the rain, and slow comes the smoke / As rice is cooked on faggots and carried to the fields; [...] Cf. Tangshi 180
The COMMANDER stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness. [...] Cf. Sunzi 6
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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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