Into the recesses of the large mound, / Came the wind whirling from the south. / There was [our] happy, courteous [...] Cf. Shijing 252
1. Yen Yüan asked how the government of a country should be administered. / 2. The Master said, "Follow the seasons of [...] Cf. Lunyu 402
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
Since yesterday had to throw me and bolt, / Today has hurt my heart even more. / The autumn wildgeese have a [...] Cf. Tangshi 56
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; Thus on the one hand we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 46
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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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