Of [our] admirable, amiable, sovereign, / Most illustrious is the excellent virtue. / He orders rightly the people, [...] Cf. Shijing 249
Confucius said, "Those who are born with the possession of knowledge are the highest class of men. Those who learn, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 442
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
Last night, while a gust blew peach-petals open / And the moon shone high on the Palace Beyond Time, / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 266
The proper season is when the weather is very dry; the special days are those when the moon is in the constellations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 225
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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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