Ah ! Ah ! ministers and officers, / Reverently attend to your public duties. / The king has given you perfect rules [...] Cf. Shijing 276
The border warden at I requested to be introduced to the Master, saying, "When men of superior virtue have come to [...] Cf. Lunyu 64
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
The people are not frightened of death. What then is the use of trying to intimidate them with the death-penalty? / / [...] Cf. Daodejing 74
Is it raining on the river all the way to Chu? – - / The evening bell comes to us from Nanjing. / Your wet [...] Cf. Tangshi 141
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his [...] Cf. Sunzi 122
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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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