O vast and distant Heaven, / Who art called our parent, / That without crime or offence, / I should suffer from [...] Cf. Shijing 198
The Master instructing the Grand music master of Lü said, "How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 63
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Because the eye gazes but can catch no glimpse of it, / It is called elusive. / Because the ear listens but cannot hear [...] Cf. Daodejing 14
A fisherman is drifting, enjoying the spring mountains, / And the peach-trees on both banks lead him to an ancient [...] Cf. Tangshi 78
Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is simply a question of subdivision; [...] Cf. Sunzi 69
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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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