Great and wide Heaven, / How is it you have contracted your kindness, / Sending down death and famine, / [...] Cf. Shijing 194
The Master said, "Tsang Wû-chung, keeping possession of Fang, asked of the duke of Lû to appoint a successor to him in [...] Cf. Lunyu 361
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
South go the wildgesse, for leaves are now falling, / And the water is cold with a wind from the north. / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 132
On the day they are ordered out to battle, your soldiers may weep, [...] Cf. Sunzi 202
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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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