The fibres from the white flowered rush, / Are bound with the white grass. / This man's sending me away, / Makes [...] Cf. Shijing 229
The Master said, "Learn as if you could not reach your object, and were always fearing also lest you should lose it." [...] Cf. Lunyu 205
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
Her robe is a cloud, her face a flower; / Her balcony, glimmering with the bright spring dew, / Is either the [...] Cf. Tangshi 317
With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be [...] Cf. Sunzi 30
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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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